Legionnaires’ disease death toll climbs in outbreak at Illinois veterans home

The state’s public health director has warned more fatalities could occur after 45 people have been sickened with severe form of pneumonia at the facility

The death toll from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state’s public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur.

The Illinois department of veterans affairs and the state department of public health said residents of the facility in Quincy who contracted Legionnaires’, a severe form of pneumonia, had underlying medical conditions and an average age of 86.

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Legionnaires’ disease case prompts San Quentin prison to shut off water

  • One inmate has confirmed case and at least 16 others are hospitalized
  • Officials bring in portable toilets, bottled water and large water tanks

The water has been shut off at California’s oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of legionnaires’ disease, officials said Friday.

At least 16 other San Quentin state prison inmates are in outside hospitals with symptoms of the disease, which is considered a severe type of pneumonia, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman for the California department of corrections and rehabilitation.

Related: Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

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Legionnaires’ disease case prompts San Quentin prison to shut off water

  • One inmate has confirmed case and at least 16 others are hospitalized
  • Officials bring in portable toilets, bottled water and large water tanks

The water has been shut off at California’s oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of legionnaires’ disease, officials said Friday.

At least 16 other San Quentin state prison inmates are in outside hospitals with symptoms of the disease, which is considered a severe type of pneumonia, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman for the California department of corrections and rehabilitation.

Related: Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

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Historic New York City hotel located as source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

The Opera House Hotel said it will go beyond newly imposed regulations in testing its cooling system as officials declare an end to the outbreak

New York City’s historic Opera House Hotel, identified as the source of a deadly spate of Legionnaires’ disease, said it will go beyond newly imposed regulations in testing its cooling system even as officials declared an end to the outbreak.

City officials on Thursday announced an end to the outbreak, which killed 12 people and sickened 128 people. Of those, two had been guests of the South Bronx hotel, according to the New York City department of health and mental hygiene.

Related: Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

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Historic New York City hotel located as source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

The Opera House Hotel said it will go beyond newly imposed regulations in testing its cooling system as officials declared an end to the outbreak

New York City’s historic Opera House Hotel, identified as the source of a deadly spate of Legionnaires’ disease, said it will go beyond newly imposed regulations in testing its cooling system even as officials declared an end to the outbreak.

City officials on Thursday announced an end to the outbreak, which killed 12 people and sickened 128 people. Of those, two had been guests of the South Bronx hotel, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Related: Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

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Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

Severe form of pneumonia has killed seven people in New York City and affected dozens more. How concerned should residents and visitors be?

Legionnaires disease has killed seven people in New York City and made dozens of others sick, with health officials warning that it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in the coming days.

But what is Legionnaires’ disease, and how concerned should New Yorkers, or visitors to the city, be about the disease?

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Legionnaires’ disease in New York: what is it and how does it spread?

Severe form of pneumonia has killed seven people in New York City and affected dozens more. How concerned should residents and visitors be?

Legionnaires disease has killed seven people in New York City and made dozens of others sick, with health officials warning that it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in the coming days.

But what is Legionnaires’ disease, and how concerned should New Yorkers, or visitors to the city, be about the disease?

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New York legionnaires’ disease outbreak leaves seven dead, officials say

  • More than 80 people diagnosed in outbreak linked to Bronx cooling towers
  • Health officials expect to identify more cases

New York City health officials say seven people with legionnaires’ disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more.

Health officials presented updated figures on Monday at a public town hall meeting. They said there have been more than 80 reported diagnoses. Of the 64 people hospitalized with the disease, 28 have been discharged.

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New York legionnaires’ disease outbreak leaves seven dead, officials say

  • More than 80 people diagnosed in outbreak linked to Bronx cooling towers
  • Health officials expect to identify more cases

New York City health officials say seven people with legionnaires’ disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more.

Health officials presented updated figures on Monday at a public town hall meeting. They said there have been more than 80 reported diagnoses. Of the 64 people hospitalized with the disease, 28 have been discharged.

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Edinburgh legionnaires’ outbreak: no charges as source cannot be found

Scottish Crown Office says it has proved impossible to identify source of the bacterial outbreak in 2012, which killed four people

Prosecutors have decided against bringing any criminal charges over the deaths of four people in a legionnaires’ disease outbreak in west Edinburgh three years ago.

The Crown Office, Scotland’s prosecution authority, said it had proved impossible to identify the source of the bacterial outbreak, leaving it with insufficient evidence to take a person or company to court.

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