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Hot Tub Infections A Hot Topic

  • November 13, 2014
  • Injuries
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Maybe you’re one of those folks who have tickets to board a cruise ship in Baltimore to escape the chilly days of winter in the Northeast. We couldn’t blame you for wanting to sail to a hotter climate, but if you spend part of that cruise sitting in a hot tub, you may come back
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Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes Again In Baltimore

  • September 5, 2014
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As reported by The Baltimore Sun on September 2, 2014, another resident of a Baltimore apartment community has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The latest victim lived in the Hanover Square Apartments in Otterbein, a 200-unit subsidized housing development for seniors. Hanover Square is owned by The National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions Inc. and
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CDC Reports Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

  • December 6, 2011
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially life-threatening pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, has seen an alarming increase in the past decade, according to a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Allvoices.com, the CDC’s report shows that cases involving Legionnaires’ disease have tripled in the last 10 years, with major
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MMWR Releases 10-Year Nationwide Legionellosis Case Assessment

  • September 12, 2011
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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Legionnaires’ disease (LD), a serious and potentially deadly form of pneumonia, and Pontiac fever (PF), a flu-like self-limited sickness, are the most common forms of legionellosis, although LD is much more common. Both are caused by the Legionella bacteria. In the study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality
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Las Vegas Guests Exposed to Legionella Bacteria at Aria CityCenter Resort

  • July 15, 2011
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease among guests who recently stayed at Las Vegas CityCenter’s Aria resort have prompted MGM Resorts International to warn other guests of possible exposure to the Legionella bacteria, according to Fox 5 News. The Southern Nevada Health District confirms that water samples tested positive for active Legionella bacteria between June 21
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Los Angeles County Public Health Officials have confirmed the presence of Legionella bacteria at the Playboy Mansion, also known as Hugh Hefner’s Holmby Hills estate. According to The Daily Mail Reporter, over 700 guests were at a party on February 3. Two days later, tons of guests complained of the same symptoms, some of which
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Signs of Legionella Found in New York Nursing Home's Water Supply

  • February 8, 2011
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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St. Luke’s Home, a New-York based nursing home, recently discovered traces of Legionella bacteria in its water systems, according to NBC news affiliate WKTV. The bacteria are known for causing Legionnaires’ disease, a lung disease that can result in death. St. Luke’s Home regularly tests its water supply for Legionella and other dangerous microorganisms. In
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What Tests and Treatments Are Available for Legionnaires' Disease?

  • January 3, 2011
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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Legionnaires’ disease is a lung condition caused by the Legionella bacteria. It is also known as Legionella pneumonia because it can cause similar symptoms to regular pneumonia. Most cases of Legionnaires’ disease infect the elderly, who are particularly susceptible to severe damage or even death. A doctor or health care provider checking a patient for
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Lehigh University Former Cook Contracts Legionnaires' Disease, Files Lawsuit

  • December 20, 2010
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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A lawsuit has been filed against Lehigh University by a former male cook who claims that the school is responsible for him contracting Legionnaires’ disease during the summer of 2009. According to an Express-Times article, the lawsuit alleges that the HVAC system at the University Center where the man worked as a cook housed the
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Waterborne Diseases Like Legionnaires' Cost $539 Million a Year

  • December 13, 2010
  • Legionnaire's Disease
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Legionnaires’ disease, cryptosporidiosis, and giardiasis take a significant health toll on the thousands of U.S. citizens sickened by them each year. They also cost the U.S. health care system about $539 million per year, according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was recently reported by Reuters. Although the three
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