Are warming global temperatures responsible for the rise of Legionnaires disease (LD) cases? Some epidemiologists say the problem is multifactorial: lack of plumbing maintenance; aging infrastructure; warm, humid climates; and exposure to the immunocompromised.1 Since 2000, the number of LD cases in the United States has increased by a factor of nearly 4.5.1 In 2016, there were 6141 cases of LD reported.1

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