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Seasonal Relationships Between Meteorological Factors, Water Quality, And Sporadic Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease In Washington, DC

Dr. Alexander Kirpich, together with Dr. Michael H. Norris, Dr. Thomas A. Weppelman, Dr. Michael von Fricken, and Dr. Kirpich's students, conducted a study that aimed to investigate the seasonal relationships between meteorological factors, water quality, and sporadic cases of Legionnaires' disease in Washington, DC. Recognizing the challenges associated with studying large geographic areas due to the sporadic nature of the cases and data aggregation complexities, the researchers opted to focus on the discrete municipality of Washington, DC for a retrospective ecological study spanning from 2001 to 2019.

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