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Car washes could spread Legionnaire's disease

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:03 +0100

EXCLUSIVE Two men became seriously ill with Legionnaires' disease after inhaling infected water droplets from separate car washes in Italy. The same risk applies in the UK, an expert warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Report reveals bacterial outbreak caused by Flint's water

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:56:16 +0100

Researchers from Colorado State University linked Flint's water crisis to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2014 and 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Study on cause of Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint led by CSU researchers

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Colorado State University) An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in 2014-15 in Flint, Mich., was likely caused by a change in the city's drinking water supply, according to a study led by Colorado State University researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Research presents new information about the Flint water crisis

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership research team found that the majority of Legionnaires' disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County, Mich., can be attributed to the change in of the City of Flint's drinking water supply to the Flint River. The researchers also found that the specific strain of Legionella isolated from Flint residences as part of FACHEP's sampling in 2016 is not readily detected by common diagnostic tests for Legionella. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:20:15 +0100

May 9-11, 2018; Baltimore, MD. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Legionnaires' disease: guidance, data and analysis

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:20:50 +0100

This Guidance Collection, covering the symptoms, diagnosis, management, surveillance and epidemiology of Legionnaires'disease was updated in December 2017. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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Weather-Dependent Risk for Legionnaires' Disease Weather-Dependent Risk for Legionnaires' Disease

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:14:37 +0100

Does the risk for Legionnaires'disease increase with warm and humid weather?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Legionella found in teaching trust's water system

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:54:00 +0100

Eleven water outlets in an East Kent hospital have tested positive for legionella after a patient developed Legionnaire’s disease. (Source: HSJ)



YSPH study finds link between Legionnaires' disease and CT watersheds

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:54:37 +0100

Contamination of the Naugatuck and Quinebaug watersheds in Connecticut may be responsible for a rise in cases of Legionnaires'disease in the state. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)



Panic over three new Legionnaires' cases in Disneyland

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:36:57 +0100

There are now 15 cases of Legionnaires' disease identified in Anaheim, Southern California, all tied to the Disneyland area. The park has now shut down two cooling towers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



California officials probe source of Legionnaires' cases

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:48:20 +0100

Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak tied to Disneyland

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:07:48 +0100

Health officials say three more cases of Legionnaires' have been reported, bringing the total to 15, and may be tied to the popular theme park (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Officials are still searching for the source of 4 Legionnaires' cases. Disneyland cooling towers haven't been ruled out

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Disneyland shut down two cooling towers contaminated with Legionella after 11 people who spent time at the park were infected with Legionnaires'. But four more people who didn't visit the park were also infected, raising questions about the outbreak's source. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



Anaheim Legionnaires' outbreak grows; 11 cases linked to Disneyland visits

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:35:00 +0100

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, though neither of them visited Disneyland.Legionnaires ’... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



Second death in Anaheim Legionnaires outbreak; 2 new cases linked to Disneyland

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:05:00 +0100

Orange County health officials said Wednesday that three more people had been infected with Legionnaires ’ disease, including one who died, as part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.In total, 15 people who spent time in Anaheim or visited Disneyland between late August and October have been diagnosed... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



3 more Legionnaires' cases — one fatal — reported in outbreak linked to Disneyland

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:20:00 +0100

Orange County health officials said Wednesday that three more people had been infected with Legionnaires ’ disease, including one who died, as part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.In total, 15 people who spent time in Anaheim or visited Disneyland between September and early November have been... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)

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What Do Disneyland And Flint Have In Common? Legionnaire's Disease

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100

Disney is just the latest place to have Legionnaire's. Here's why we'll see more cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2017

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:11:49 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Disneyland Shuts 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires'Disease Two cooling towers at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. have been shut down due to an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires' cases

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:53:31 +0100

Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Disneyland guests contracted Legionnaires' disease

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:57:27 +0100

Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after visitors to the California theme park contracted Legionnaires ’ disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency said 12 people, aged 52 to 94, contracted the bacteria that causes the disease in September. Ten were hospitalized with the disease, also known as legionellosis, a lung infection that is caused by contaminated water or mist and which can cause pneum onia. It is not spread by person-to-person contact. Of those 12 people,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:29:57 +0100

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:12:20 +0100

Disneyland shut down the cooling towers after visitors came down with the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Disneyland guests contracted Legionnaires' disease

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:03:14 +0100

Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after visitors to the California theme park contracted Legionnaires ’ disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency said 12 people, aged 52 to 94, contracted the bacteria that causes the disease in September. Ten were hospitalized with the disease, also known as legionellosis, a lung infection that is caused by contaminated water or mist and which can cause pneum onia. It is not spread by person-to-person contact. Of those 12 people,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Death toll from Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital up at four

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:58:29 +0100

LISBON (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital doubled to four on Friday, Portugal's health authority DGS said, but the number of new cases being discovered appeared to subside. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Disneyland Shuts Cooling Towers Over Legionnaires

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:15:10 +0100

Patients reportedly contracted lung disease from popular amusement park. (Source: WebMD Health)



Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital kills two, 32 infected

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:47:54 +0100

LISBON (Reuters) - An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital has killed two people and made at least another 32 sick since it was first detected a week ago, Portugal's health authority DGS said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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At Least 12 Hospitalized In Queens Because Of Legionnaires ’ Disease

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:40:35 +0100

The waterborne bacterial infection kills about one in 10 patients who contract it, according to the CDC. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



Michigan to Charge Top Medical Official in Flint Water Deaths Michigan to Charge Top Medical Official in Flint Water Deaths

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:31:24 +0100

Michigan's top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint's water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Pathogen-induced mitochondrial fragmentation

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Legionella pneumophila promotes activation of the mitochondrial fission machinery to metabolically reprogram host macrophages. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)



Fatal Legionnaires' outbreak at Ludlow hotel

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:40:17 +0100

One guest died and another recovered after contracting legionella bacteria identified at the hotel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Institut Pasteur) Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and Inserm, together with a team from Switzerland, have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target the host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. This work provides precious information on how a pathogen manipulates the cellular metabolism to replicate intracellularly, and proposes a new concept of protection of host cells from Legionella-induced mitochondrial changes in order to fight infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Stainless steel sinks increase the risk of Legionnaires'

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:14:58 +0100

Researchers from the Netherlands, including the Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, found the growth of bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' is highest in stainless steel taps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:14:30 +0100

Don't forget to consider Legionella as a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It's more common and deadlier than some may realize.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



FDA Drug Safety Communication: Drug labels for the Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF & alpha;) blockers now include warnings about infection with Legionella and Listeria bacteria

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0100

[9-07-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that the Boxed Warning for the entire class of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF α) blockers has been updated to include the risk of infection from two bacterial pathogens, Legionella and Listeria. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)



Holiday warning: Run your taps when you return home to avoid deadly Legionnaire's disease

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:10:00 +0100

HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Holiday warning: Run your taps when you return home to avoid deathly Legionnaire's disease

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:10:00 +0100

HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Why that holiday cold could be MUCH worse than you think

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:02:57 +0100

Kevin Dick, a 54-year-old sales manager from Inverness, caught Legionnaires on holiday in Thailand with his wife Linda in May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Holiday warning: Do this when you return home to avoid deathly lung infection

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:01:34 +0100

HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



EPE sued after Guest House at Graceland Legionnaires' outbreak

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:38:28 +0100

A Florida family is suing Elvis Presley Enterprises after a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. The suit, filed July 18 in Shelby County Circuit Court, alleges that Douglas and Marisol Johnson, of Miami Lakes, Florida, checked into the Guest House at Graceland on June 4 while traveling with family and stayed at the hotel for three nights. According to the suit, the plaintiffs came into conta ct with the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease "through the normal use of The Guest House at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Legionnaires disease sickens 9 at Graceland hotel

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:42:23 +0100

The Guest House at Graceland, a hotel adjacent to Elvis Presley's Memphis home, is the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak, according to a statement Wednesday from the Shelby County Health Department. There have been nine confirmed cases of the illness. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Keep Legionnaire's Disease from Spoiling Your Vacation

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0100

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Legionnaires' Disease, Traveler's Health, Water Pollution (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:07:56 +0100

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 -- After multiple Legionnaire's disease cases in New York City were reported this month, a global health expert is warning vacationers that summer is prime time for the disease. " If your summer plans include travel, please be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



APNewsBreak: Legionnaires' found at Ohio prison hospital

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:49:40 +0100

Two inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at Ohio's prison hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)



Legionnaires' Disease in Newborns After Water Births Legionnaires' Disease in Newborns After Water Births

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:14:58 +0100

This report calls attention to the risk for Legionella infection in neonates who were delivered at home by water birth.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Elvis' Graceland hotel

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:33:32 +0100

Memphis officials are investigating a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that caused three people to fall ill after staying at Elvis' Graceland hotel within the last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Health Care-Associated Legionnaires' Disease Data : US, 2015 Health Care-Associated Legionnaires' Disease Data : US, 2015

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:14:38 +0100

What proportion of the U.S. Legionnaires'disease cases are associated with health care facilities?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at Florida health club

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:14:03 +0100

Water samples from an LA Fitness club in Orlando tested positive for the bacteria, and another nearby gym is also being tested (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Your NEJM Group Today: Leg Numbness & Weakness Case / Water Birth & Legionnaires' / NIH Associate Director Opportunity (FREE)

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Medical News Today: Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Attorney General Charges 5 Officials With Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:35:10 +0100

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on June 14 charged Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Nick Lyon and four other state and local officials with involuntary manslaughter in connection with their failure to act in response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., which resulted in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and lead contamination. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Likely source of deadly Legionnaires outbreak found

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:15:06 +0100

At least one person has died and at least six others were sickened by the outbreak in New York City (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Legionnaires' cases among newborns raise questions about water births

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:02:58 +0100

(Source: CNN.com - Health)



Legionnaire's cases among newborns raise questions about water births

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:13:09 +0100

(Source: CNN.com - Health)



What is Legionnaires’ disease? THESE five factors increase YOUR risk of deadly infection

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +0100

LEGIONNAIRES ’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by bacteria - which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



What is Legionnaires’ disease? Five factors putting YOU at risk of deadly infection

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:38:00 +0100

LEGIONNAIRES ’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by bacteria - which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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WATCH: 1 person dead, 7 cases confirmed of Legionnaires outbreak in Manhattan

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:50:52 +0100

ABC News' Cecilia Vega reports the stories people are buzzing about. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Legionnaires ’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:31:21 +0100

The city ’ s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city says. (Source: NYT Health)



Legionella Poses Risk for Patients in Health Care Facilities

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:00:00 +0100

The CDC recently released aMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that found the prevalence of Legionnaires'disease in U.S. health care facilities is concerningly high. (Source: AAFP News)



Man, 63, dies of Legionnaires' after working in garden  

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:13:47 +0100

Stephen Clements, a grandfather, from Cromer, Norfolk, inhaled toxic bacteria which had grown in stagnant water within the pipe. He died a week later at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Legionnaires' disease cases are skyrocketing in the US

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:34:33 +0100

Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported throughout the United States in the past few weeks. Outbreaks were found in Las Vegas, New York and Florida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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2 Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease In Newborns Linked To Water Births

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:08:07 +0100

(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



Flint water crisis: Deceased man at centre of case lived there all his life

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:40:25 +0100

Robert Skidmore's death has been blamed on Legionnaires' disease and linked to the city's tainted water crisis that on Wednesday led to involuntary manslaughter and other charges against five officials, including the director of Michigan's Health and Human Services department. (Source: CBC | Health)



Study: 33% of heart surgery devices could be contaminated with deadly bacteria

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:36:22 +0100

More than 33% of heater cooler units examined between July 2015 and December 2016 tested positive for Myobacterium chimaera, a bacteria that has been known to cause fatal infections during open-heart surgeries, according to new research presented this week. The research was presented by Special Pathogens Lab VP of lab services John Rihs at the 44th Annual Conference of the Assocaition for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. “These results highlight the importance of monitoring the decontamination and maintenance schedules of these devices to minimize the risk of patient harm. Hospitals must follow the cleaning and disinfection instructions provided in the manufacturer’s device labeling, as well as updated communications from the FDA and CDC,” APIC prez Li...



Michigan officials charged in Flint Legionnaires' outbreak

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:03:06 +0100

Several Michigan state officials, including those who reported to Gov. Rick Snyder, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Legionnaires' outbreak that killed 12 people during the Flint water crisis, the Michigan attorney general's office announced Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water probe

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:13:51 +0100

Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint water probe

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:55:18 +0100

Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had legionnaires' disease. (Source: CBC | Health)



Legionnaire's disease traced to 2 Florida gyms

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:10:24 +0100

Health officials have confirmed four cases of Legionnaires' disease ​ linked to two LA Fitness gyms in Orange County, Florida (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Do opioid drug-abuse deterrents actually work? FDA wants to know.

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:11:41 +0100

The Food and Drug Administration is ramping up scrutiny of anti-abuse features on opioid painkillers to try to determine if they actually do what they're intended to do. On Tuesday, the agency announced a two-day public meeting that will focus on whether the agency has “the right information to determine whether these products are having their […]Related:Fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspringTheir child was bitten by a black widow spider. Here’s what they want other parents to know.Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires’ disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Their child was bitten by a black widow spider. Here ’ s what they want other parents to know.

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:26:23 +0100

When Josh and Kristine Donovan noticed a bruise behind their daughter's knee, they thought it was an ordinary bug bite — until the mark grew and 5-year-old Kailyn came down with a fever. Doctors first told the Mendon, Mass., parents that it appeared to be a spider bite and prescribed antibiotics. But when the girl's condition did not […]Related:Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires’ diseaseUNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteA 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘dry drowning’ to blame? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Legionnaires' bacteria found at police precinct

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:15:20 +0100

An officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Annual Epidemiological Report Series

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:17:51 +0100

European Union and European Economic Area surveillance reports for communicable diseases and related health issues, including influenza, Legionnaires'disease, Ebola, HIV and AIDS. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Legionnaires' bacteria found at New York police precinct

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 03:46:33 +0100

Officials say traces of Legionnaires' disease have been found in a New York City police precinct where an officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)



Bacteria Behind Legionnaires ’ Disease Found at New York Police Station

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 19:16:56 +0100

After an officer fell ill, Health Department workers were looking for the source of contamination detected in the water at an East Harlem precinct. (Source: NYT Health)



Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires ’ disease

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:15:55 +0100

Officials are investigating after a New York Police Department officer contracted Legionnaires' disease, a potentially life-threatening form pneumonia. Preliminary test results indicate that traces of the bacteria causing Legionnaires' disease were found at the police station in East Harlem. Officials have started inspecting the facility's systems and testing the precinct's water supply. The officer, who […]Related:UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteA 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘dry drowning’ to blame?Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



2 Las Vegas hotel guests contract Legionnaires' disease

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 20:18:58 +0100

(Source: CNN.com - Health)

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UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer Institute

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:20:42 +0100

  President Trump has named Norman “Ned” Sharpless, the director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, to lead the National Cancer Institute. The oncologist and geneticist will succeed Doug Lowy, who has been acting director of NCI since early 2015. Lowy is expected to remain at the institute as deputy director […]Related:Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC findsCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting dosesInfants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Health Care Facilities Linked to Legionnaires' Disease - AARP

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:02:14 +0100

5 hours ago ... A CDC report links an increased risk of Legionnaires' Disease to nursing home and long-term care patients due to infected water in some  ... (Source: AARP.org News)



Newborns sickened with Legionnaire's disease in home water births

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:17:32 +0100

Two infants born in birthing tubs last year in the U.S. were infected with Legionnaire's disease, say health officials warning people of the risk. (Source: CBC | Health)



A 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘ dry drowning ’ to blame?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:51:30 +0100

The water was only knee deep, but Frankie Delgado III's parents watched him closely as he splashed in the Texas City Dike on Memorial Day weekend. Based on what they saw, they thought their 4-year-old was safe. But shortly after the outing, Frankie started vomiting and had diarrhea, his family told Houston's ABC affiliate KTRK. […]Related:Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC findsCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting dosesInfants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC finds

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:49:51 +0100

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out for the first time the risk for Zika-related birth defects for each trimester of pregnancy. Researchers have consistently highlighted the first trimester as the most dangerous for infections involving the virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes and sex, but the CDC's […]Related:Cancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting dosesInfants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC saysFathers sing more to daughters and roughhouse with sons, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Cancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting doses

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:01:01 +0100

A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning a novel assault on high drug costs, using clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness. As Exhibit A, they point to their pilot study involving a widely prescribed drug for advanced prostate […]Related:Infants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC saysFathers sing more to daughters and roughhouse with sons, study finds8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meeting (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Legionnaires' Disease in Infants Linked to Water Births Legionnaires' Disease in Infants Linked to Water Births

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:42:15 +0100

Two Arizona newborns diagnosed with Legionella infection in 2016 were likely exposed to the bacteria during home-based water deliveries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Newborns Sickened with Legionnaire's Disease via Home Water Birth

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth, Legionnaires' Disease, Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Infants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires ’ disease, CDC says

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:47 +0100

Babies born during water births are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia that infected two infants in Arizona last year. Both infants survived after receiving antibiotics. Infections among infants born in heated birthing pools are rare. So public health officials in Maricopa County were alarmed when they […]Related:Fathers sing more to daughters and roughhouse with sons, study finds8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meetingWHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics for superbug threats (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Notes from the Field: Two Cases of Legionnaires ’ Disease in Newborns After Water Births — Arizona, 2016

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

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Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:06:38 +0100

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 -- Two cases in Arizona and one in Texas highlight a little-known danger of " water births " at home -- infant infections with Legionnaire's disease. " The risk for Legionella [bacteria] cannot be eliminated because of the need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



CDC: Legionella Present in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Health Care-Associated Legionnaires' Disease: Protect Patients with Prevention and Early Recognition

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:45:51 +0100

June 13, 2017 2-3pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Legionnaires' at Healthcare Sites Is Widespread

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0100

CDC: Legionnaires' at Healthcare Sites Is 'Widespread, Deadly' (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



CDC Warns of Legionnaires' Disease in Healthcare Facilities' Water Supplies (FREE)

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The CDC finds that roughly 20% of Legionnaires'disease cases were probably or definitely acquired in healthcare facilities, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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CDC: Legionnaires' at Healthcare Sites Is'Widespread, Deadly'CDC: Legionnaires' at Healthcare Sites Is'Widespread, Deadly '

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:52:54 +0100

Among cases that originated in healthcare facilities, 80% were acquired in long-term care, 18% in hospitals, and 2% were linked to both. The disease kills 25% of people who get it at a healthcare site.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital Plumbing Systems: CDC

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:15:16 +0100

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria (Source: WebMD Health)



Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital Plumbing Systems

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:15:16 +0100

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria (Source: WebMD Health)



Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0100

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Legionnaires' Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



CDC Flags Hospitals' Stubborn Problem with Legionnaires' Disease

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Most outbreaks preventable with properly designed and maintained water systems (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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CDC director: Too many Legionnaires cases in health care settings

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:10:09 +0100

Over forty years ago, a group of American Legionnaires returning from a convention in Philadelphia were sickened with a mystery respiratory disease. Sadly, some died, and many others were hospitalized. This sudden illness prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch the agency's largest outbreak investigation to date, sending more than twenty disease detectives into the field to try to find the source and activating hundreds at headquarters to evaluate specimens in order to find the source of the severe pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:06:00 +0100

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 -- Deadly Legionnaires'disease is lurking in the water systems of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, putting the most vulnerable patients at risk, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. About 10 percent of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:57:54 +0100

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defenses has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in a new article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Flint water crisis likely the cause of deadly Legionnaires outbreak

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:55:21 +0100

Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished results of a study that show the Flint water crisis most likely caused the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires disease that killed at least 12 people since 2014. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Flint official dodges jail time for concealing water contamination that killed 12 people ... only has to write apology letter

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:24:30 +0100

(Natural News) A Michigan district court judge ordered that Corinne Miller, the former director of epidemiology at the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, publicly apologize to the residents of Flint for withholding information about the presence of the Legionella bacteria, the microbe that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in the city’s drinking water. (Article by Tyler Durden... (Source: NaturalNews.com)