Dr. Janet Stout, director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, recently represented the United States in the “Conference to Prevent Legionellosis – Italy Meets the U.S.” 

During her keynote speech, Dr. Stout highlighted to the Italian Legionella Prevention Committee the importance of prevention as outlined in the Allegheny County Guidelines. Stout states, “The overall perception we have that drinking water in the home [and in the acute and chronic care setting] is free of bacteria is a misconception,” said Stout.