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Legionnaire’s disease

Legionnaire’s Marches on Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 14, 2019

When you go to a hospital, the hope is that you’ll get better. You do not expect to catch your death from the hospital water. For at least one patient, they caught a water born bacterial infection at the hospital… read more

The Link Between Cooling Towers and Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 28, 2019

Lately there have been a lot of reports of Legionnaires’ disease in the news.  New York has been the recent front-page outbreak, but it has become an increasing problem in the United States.  As recent as 2015 (less than 5… read more

5 Dead, 22 Ill in Legionnaires Disease Outbreak in Union County, New Jersey

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 24, 2019

Hot off the presses! The New Jersey Department of Health has announced a fatal Union County Legionnaires Disease outbreak. Here’s What You Need to Know Public health officials are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires disease among people who live in¾or… read more

Legionnaires in New Jersey

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 15, 2019

Legionnaire’s, the disease that famously attacks not just individuals or groups but entire apartment buildings and their cooling towers, has struck once again in the United States. This time, it’s a complex of senior citizen apartments in Newark, New Jersey… read more

Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 14, 2019

Flint, Michigan.  Once known famously as the home to General Motors largest automotive plant, later infamously for their contaminated water crisis is in the news yet again.  You can continue to put this one in the infamous column with adding… read more

Nursing Home Legionnaires

Food Safety,Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 15, 2019

Presence of legionella bacteria in a nursing care facility is a topic of concern. The bacteria causes Legionnaires disease, a severe form of pneumonia that causes lung inflammation. The fatality rate is high and stands at 10%. The disease is… read more

Compost Safety (Hint: Compost Can Cause Legionnaires’ Disease)

Food Safety,Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | April 3, 2019

Compost is called black gold for a reason. A mainstay of organic gardening, compost is considered a valuable soil conditioner, one that makes soil more hospitable to plants. Made of decomposed organic material, compost encourages healthy populations of earthworms and… read more

Wisconsin Christmas Mountain Resort Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | March 18, 2019

Three people are sick with Legionnaires disease and one person has died following stays at the Christmas Mountain Resort in Wisconsin Dell. Here’s what you need to know about the Wisconsin Christmas Mountain Resort Legionnaires Outbreak: Those who were diagnosed with… read more

Bronx Hospital to Install New Cooling Towers

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 27, 2019

NYC health + hospitals, which is the largest public health care system in US,  announced complete installation of state-of-art antimicrobial cooling towers. These cooling towers are installed to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria like Legionella in the water system…. read more

Whirlpool Hot Tub at Waco Family YMCA Investigated for Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | February 27, 2019

The Waco-McClennan County Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the Waco Family YMCA located at 6800 Harvey Rd.  The CEO of YMCA of Central Texas, Rodney Martin, said, “Exposure to the Legionella bacteria may have occurred… read more