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Governor urged to quit after release of emails on Flint legionnaires’ outbreak

Rick Snyder said he learned of the surge in the disease days before disclosing it last month. In fact, high Michigan officials had known about it since March High-ranking officials in Governor Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the Michigan governor reported the… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »