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5 Deaths Union County Legionnaires Disease Cluster

24 May, 2019

NJ officials say they are aware of 22 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the cluster. The state Department of Health has identified a cluster of 22 Legionnaires’ disease cases in New Jersey. Five deaths have been reported. DOH officials say they are aware of 22 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in individuals who reside […]

Suspected Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Newark Senior Apartment Building

08 May, 2019

Newark, NJ – Newark health officials are currently investigating a suspected outbreak of Legionnaires disease in a senior citizen building. Currently, three cases of the disease have been confirmed. Legionnaires disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by exposure to the Legionella bacteria. Symptoms of Legionnaires disease include: cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, […]

Revolutionary Legionella Prevention Model Reported in AIHA’s the Synergist

16 Apr, 2019

  In the last 15 years, Legionnaires’ disease has escalated 550 percent. However, a new analysis model reported in the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s The Synergist might be the key to preventing this fatal disease. The hazard analysis formula, which was showcased in the April 2019 issue of the Synergist, was designed by J. David […]

2 in New York Test Positive for Legionella

15 Mar, 2019

According to news reports, two people have tested positive for legionella and one of those infected has died. The Albany County Department of Health has launched an investigation at the Promenade at University Place Assisted Living & Memory Care facility, located in upstate New York. The exact cause of death has not been released but […]

The Dangers of Legionella: Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever

25 Feb, 2019

  Legionella bacteria, when it contaminates industrial water systems like cooling towers, has the potential to reach a substantial population of people. This poses significant public health risks due to the illnesses (broadly known as legionellosis) that the bacteria can cause. The two main conditions caused by the bacteria are known as Pontiac fever and […]

4 Ways Legionella Affects Both Buildings and People

25 Jan, 2019

  The insidious bacteria known as legionella has established a notorious reputation in recent history. Since the late 70s, when it was discovered, we’ve grown to understand that Legionnaires’ disease affects anywhere from 8,000 to 18,000 people a year. Although this statistic may be surprising to some, professionals in the water treatment industry know just […]

405 People Hospitalized in Legionnaires’ Outbreak

15 Dec, 2018

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Lombardy, Italy, which began in early September, has led to the hospitalization of 405 people. Legionella was confirmed in 42 cases. The bacteria is transmitted by inhaling drops of contaminated water, which can be dispersed over several thousand feet from the large industrial cooling towers that are suspected of playing a […]

New Legionella Cluster Reported in NYC

15 Nov, 2018

As legionella outbreaks continue to be an issue throughout the New York, New York City health officials are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in the same Manhattan neighborhood where more than 20 people were infected with the disease in July. The Health Department said that eight people in lower Washington Heights have been hospitalized for […]

Legionella Outbreak At Disneyland in Orange County, CA

15 Oct, 2018

A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease last fall in Orange County left 22 people sick including one who died. Local health officials said the outbreak seemed connected to Disneyland as 19 of the 22 people who were infected visited the park. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March cited the park and fined […]

10 Facts about Legionella

16 Sep, 2018

Two different illnesses are caused by Legionella bacteria – Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever Legionella bacteria are usually found in water. Legionnaires’ disease got its name from a 1976 outbreak at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. About one in 10 people who gets sick from Legionnaires’ disease will die. Legionella occurs naturally in fresh water […]