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Legionnaires’ outbreak at veterans’ home claims two more lives

Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans’ Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health department is still investigating the source of the outbreak that has caused…

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Illinois – Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires’ disease

Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’. People with respiratory illnesses and the elderly are at…

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Chicago – A Gold Coast rehab center resident dies from legionella

The Chicago Department of Public Health confirmed that a person living at a rehab facility in Chicago’s Gold Coast has died of legionella. Officials from the department have not yet confirmed the source of the bacteria. Legionella is known as the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. This type of bacteria…

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Contaminated Water Can Be a Source of Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is not a common illness, but for those most susceptible – people over 65, smokers, and people suffering from lung disease or weak immune systems – it can prove fatal. The bacteria that causes Legionnaires’, called legionella, spreads through contaminated water. The bacteria can become airborne when water…

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Milwaukee Legionnaires’ Outbreak – Source Remains a Mystery

At least one person in the Milwaukee area has died this year from Legionnaires’ Disease, but the source of the outbreak has not yet been determined, and the number of reported cases in Wisconsin continues to rise. Legionnaires’ Disease, got its name from a pneumonia outbreak in 1977 at an…

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Pittsburgh VA Nursing Home Under Investigation for Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A Pittsburgh VA nursing home is under investigation by the the Veterans Affairs Inspector General following a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the hospital. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether the hospital’s administration took proper precautions to prevent the Legionnaire’s outbreak. Legionnaires disease can be contracted…

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Legionnaire’s Outbreak in Pittsburgh VA Hospital

At least four patients have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease at Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital in Oakland… A person can contract Legionnaire’s disease by inhaling water vapor containing Legionella bacteria, a form of pneumonia. This bacteria is known to grow in sometimes poorly maintained water systems. Not everyone who comes in…

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Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Linked to Hot Water System at Senior Living Apartments

The hot water system at Seneca Tower Apartments, a high rise apartment building for senior citizens in Rochester NY, has been linked to at least two recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Seniors and those with existing repertory problems are especially vulnerable to Legionnaires’, a preventable disease that can be contracted…

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Legionnaire’s Bacteria Found in Batavia, IL Schools

The dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease was found in three suburban Batavia schools yesterday. Although, so far, there have not been any reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to the traces of bacteria found at the schools, a recent outbreak at a downtown Chicago hotel has been blamed for…