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One Dead Following Suspected Legionella Outbreak in Atlanta Hotel

09 Aug, 2019

A Decatur woman is dead following a suspected Legionella outbreak at the Sheraton hotel in Atlanta. Nearly a month after her death, health authorities have confirmed that Cameo Garrett of Decatur succumbed to heart disease aggravated by Legionnaires’ disease that might have been contracted at the Atlanta hotel.  The suspected outbreak at the Atlanta hotel could […]

11 Former Guests of Atlanta Hotel Diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease – 55 Probable Cases Linked

01 Aug, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – Eleven former guests of the prominent Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after coming into contact with the bacteria on hotel facilities. According to officials, an additional 55 probable cases have been linked to the same outbreak. Nancy Nydam, communications director at the Georgia Department of Public […]

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 […]