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School District Leader Alarmed by Lack of Legionella Protocols

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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.

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IL Senator Calls for Legionnaires' Outbreak Investigation

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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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Legionnaire's Disease Bacteria Found at South Bronx Public Housing

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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.

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Feds’ Policy Blunders Allow Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks

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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.
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Legionnaire's Disease Claims Another Victim at Oakland VA Hospital in Pittsburgh

Oakland VA Hospital

Despite diligent monitoring and chemical-based treatments, another person has died from Legionnaires Disease at the VA Hospital in Oakland. While tests are being done to determine if the victim made contact with the bacteria at the VA campus, this case serves as another reminder of the importance of careful Legionella testing and control. Read the full article from TribLive here.