Legionnaires' Disease

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.        
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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...
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1 Dead As Outbreak Of Legionnaires Disease Spreads In New Hampshire To 12 People

One person is dead and 11 others have contracted legionnaires disease as the virus spreads in a New Hampshire beach town. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the legionnaires outbreak in the city of Hampton,...
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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...
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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...
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Measurement Chip Detects Legionella

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 have now developed a rapid test that achieves the same...
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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...
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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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Anaheim Legionnaires' Outbreak Grows; 11 Cases Linked To Disneyland Visits

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after visiting Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday. The victims were infected between late August and October. Two patients have died,...

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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.
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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.
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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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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak 2017 Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Hospitalized

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease left one person dead and six hospitalized after contracting the disease in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, WNBC reported Friday. According to the New York City Department of Health, the period of...

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Legionnaire’s Disease

You’ve probably seen an increase in Legionnaires’ disease coverage in the news lately. Legionnaires’ was blamed for the illnesses of four L.A. Fitness gym members in Florida in late May, and a New York City police officer is...
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2 Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease In Newborns Linked To Water Births

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