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Two Senior Living Residents Test Positive for Legionella Bacteria

30 May, 2019

Fulton, MO – Two senior residents tested positive for the Legionella Bacteria at Fulton Presbyterian Manor. According to Callaway County Health Department Administrator Sharon Lynch, the source of the bacteria has not been determined yet A joint investigation is currently being held by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Callaway County Health Department […]

Belgium Legionnaires’ Outbreak Reaches 29 cases

30 May, 2019

An ongoing Legionnaires’ outbreak in Flanders, Belgium has reached 29 cases. Of the 29 patients infected, 17 have been hospitalized, four remain in intensive care, and two have died as a result of the disease. The 17 companies that were involved in the initial investigation have completed the disinfection of their cooling towers in the […]

Three Confirmed Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Clark as Officials Investigate Possible Outbreak

30 May, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Three cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso in Clark. Totalling 22 confirmed cases in Union County in the past few months that have lead to a total of five deaths so far. Clark Health Officer Nancy Raymond states that these cases should not cause serious concerns for […]

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 […]