Legionnaires' Disease

Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery To Infect Hosts

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough--though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Cough, Bacteria

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Bacterial Contamination In Household And Office Building Tap Water

Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). A new study has examined the...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Legionnaires' Disease Reports Up More Than Fivefold Since 2000; Oversight Is Lacking

Legionnaires' disease kills one in 10. The legionella pneumophila bacteria can be found in building water systems. Officials say oversight is lacking.        
Related topics: Bacteria

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Michigan Public Health Official Implicated In Flint Water Controversy Given Cushy New Government Job

A Michigan public health official currently facing charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from her role in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis has managed to secure a cushy new job with the state, according...

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Nearly Two Dozen Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Have Been Traced To Disneyland

A trip to Disneyland is supposed to be a wondrous journey to the land of make-believe but health officials now believe that the magical park was actually making people sick. In late 2017, Disneyland visitors began to come down with Legionnaires'...

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State Says Disney Failed To Properly Clean Cooling Towers Linked To Legionnaires' Outbreak; Disney...

In what became one of the nation’s biggest Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, 22 people fell sick with the dangerous lung infection last fall in Orange County, including one who died. Local health officials said the outbreak seemed connected to...
Related topics: Disney

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Michigan Judge Orders State Health Director To Stand Trial For Deaths Linked To Flint Water Crisis

A judge has ordered Michigan’s state health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter of two deaths linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in connection to the Flint water crisis, the Detroit News reported. Nick Lyon is the...

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Increase In Va Legionnaires' Disease Rates From 2014 To 2016

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- There was an increase in Legionnaires' Disease (LD) from 2014 to 2016, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Network Open. Shantini D. Gamage, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Geek Trivia: Up To One Fifth Of The Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks In England Were Linked To?

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Microarray Rapid Test Speeds Up Detection During A Legionella Pneumophila Outbreak

In an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, finding the exact source as quickly as possible is essential to preventing further infections. To date, a standard analysis takes days. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have now developed a...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Research Presents New Information About Flint Water Crisis

Based on a detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) research team found that the majority of Legionnaires' disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Flint's Water Crisis Caused An Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease

The city of Flint, Michigan, is still dealing with the fallout of its contaminated water crisis. In 2014, the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River — and in addition to the resulting dangerously high levels of lead in...

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Legionnaires’ Disease: The Other Disneyland Outbreak

As 2017 came to a close, Disneyland again played a role in the outbreak of an infectious disease, this one much more deadly than measles.

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Why Do Health Care Ceos Permit Toxic Workplaces?

Would patients be admitted, or people be allowed to come to work, in a hospital that had Legionnaires’ disease spreading through its HVAC system or cryptosporidium in its water supply? When there is an unusual smell associated with headaches and...

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Disneyland Shuts Down 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires' Disease Sickens Visitors

Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after Orange County health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who had visited the Anaheim theme park, authorities said. The 12 cases of the...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats To Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and...

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Michigan Health Chief Back In Court In Legionnaires' Case

Testimony is resuming in a criminal case against Michigan's health director, who is accused of keeping the public in the dark about Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water disaster. Nick Lyon is charged with involuntary manslaughter and...

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At Least 12 Hospitalized In Queens Because Of Legionnaires’ Disease

The waterborne bacterial infection kills about one in 10 patients who contract it, according to the CDC.
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bacteria

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Medical News Today: Gardening This Weekend? Beware Of The Compost

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Expert On Legionnaires' Disease Urges People To Take Caution This Summer

After several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) urges people to take caution.

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