Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Legionella Bacteria


Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Legionella Bacteria

March 15, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on Friday, March 10, 2017, the City of Vilnius issued an emergency warning concerning Legionella bacteria (Legionnaire’s Disease) identified in the hot water systems in two residential properties in the Zirmunai district, at Tuskulenu gatve 5 and Ladygos gatve 3.

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To prevent further harm to residents and the possible spread of Legionella, the City’s emergency center has suggested property owners increase tap water temperatures above 70 degrees Celsius in all apartment buildings this week.  Following a period of increased temperatures, samples should be taken by property owners from both the hot and cold water systems for laboratory testing over next several weeks.

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