A fourth case of Legionnaire’s disease has been reported at the state-run Quincy VA in Illinois. The announcement came hours before a hearing to discuss the Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks, which have killed 13 people to date. More on the hearings and lawmakers’ reactions in the Chicago Tribune.
Three public schools in Elgin, IL reopened last week after being shut down due to high Legionella levels found in the cooling towers. Tony Sanders, CEO of the affected U-46 school district, expressed frustration over the lack of public protocols concerning the testing and treatment of Legionella bacteria. Read the full story on Legionella frustrations in IL here.
3 fixtures at the Oakland VA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have tested positive for Legionella bacteria. This comes after 6 veterans were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease at the facility??this year. Read the full story here.
Three suburban schools in Elgin, Illinois were evacuated and shutdown today after high levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the cooling towers. Read the full story here.
6 veterans have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’s Disease at the Pittsburgh VA in Oakland. Read the full story here.
With 12 deaths and over 50 veterans sick at a veterans’ home in Quicy, Illinois, Senator Dick Durban is calling for an investigation into the source of their Legionnaires’ outbreak.
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Just weeks after a massive Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak caused by cooling towers in New York, a public housing facility in the South Bronx has tested positive for Legionella. There have been 4 cases??at the facility in the last 6 months. Residents are??understandably frustrated but hopeful the problem will be resolved soon. Read the full article from ABC Local News here.
Yet another outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease has appeared, this time at??San Quentin Prison in San Francisco. Over 90 inmates are reporting pneumonia-like symptoms, a warning sign of Legionnaire’s Disease. Read the full article from the NY Times here.
A Legionella outbreak in Western Illinois at a veteran’s home has??killed 8 people living at the home??and sickened 50. Local Quincy residents fear??the outbreak could??be more widespread??in the community. Read the full article from CBS here.
In the wake of several outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease across the U.S., the CDC is taking criticism for their policies regarding Legionella in a recent article from the Daily Caller.
Read the full article here.