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Stories tagged: Legionnaires’ disease


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Legionnaires’ disease found in adjacent California prisons

Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.


Report recommends $278M upgrade to end Quincy Legionnaires’

A makeover of the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy costing as much as $278 million is the best option for eradicating Legionnaires’ disease there, a preliminary report says.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Rauner staying at veterans home during Legionnaires’ crisis

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is responding in an unconventional way to criticism of his administration’s handling of outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease at a veterans home that have left 13 dead. …


Legionnaires’ disease outbreak sickens 12; 9 visited Disneyland

Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who had visited the Anaheim theme park, authorities said.


Two Legionnaires’ disease cases reported at Seattle hospital

Public health officials are investigating after two people contracted a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease at a Seattle hospital. One of them died.


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

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.


Psychiatric hospital patient has Legionnaires’ disease

A patient at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.


UW Medicine reports 2nd death from Legionnaires disease

Officials at the University of Washington Medical Center say a second person infected with Legionnaires’ disease has died.


Sacred Heart eliminates bacteria, lifts water restrictions

Water restrictions were lifted Wednesday afternoon at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply. Three patients …


Hospital lifts restrictions after bacteria eradicated

Water restrictions were lifted today at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply.


Sacred Heart attacks dangerous bacteria in water system

Workers performed a chlorine flush of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s water system Tuesday in hopes of killing clusters of bacteria that can cause Legionnaire’s disease. Some patients have gone …


Precautions at Sacred Heart

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is restricting showers, serving bottled water and replacing parts of its water system after three patients tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. …