Atlanta Legionella Outbreak May be Biggest in US

ATLANTA, GA – A recent outbreak of the Legionella bacteria at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta could be among the largest in the history of the country. So far, 11 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed through testing with over 55 “probable” cases linked to the outbreak. These “probable cases” refer to individuals who […]

Legionella Bacteria Found at Michigan Ford Plant

Ford Motor announced on Wednesday that low levels of the legionella bacteria has been detected in its Dearborn, Michigan factory. The plant employs approximately 4,400 employees, of which about 4,200 are hourly. Ford has stressed that there is no health risk to employees . As part of its water-management plan, Ford tests regularly for legionella […]

Suspected Legionnaires Outbreak at Newark Apartment Building: 3 Cases Confirmed

NEWARK, NJ – Public health officials are currently investigating a possible Legionnaires outbreak in a Newark apartment building for senior citizens. Newark officials have confirmed three cases at the apartment building on Nevada Street. Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia caused by exposure to the Legionella bacteria. Exposure is contracted through contact with mist […]

Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at Mercy Hospital

The Illinois Department of Public Health is currently investigating a case of the Legionella bacteria at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. The investigation was prompted by two cases of Legionnaires’ in patients that were possibly exposed at the hospital. The Legionella bacteria can cause a serious pneumonia-type illness called Legionnaires’ disease as well […]

Revolutionary Antimicrobial Cooling Towers Installed in NYC

In light of the rise in Legionnaires’ disease cases in recent years – see our blog post about the trend here – some NYC institutions and facilities are taking strong measures to prevent further cases from occurring. Every year, researchers make great strides in the prevention of legionella-related illnesses. With the aid of such researchers, […]

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