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Legionnaire’s disease

North Portland Senior Living Community Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 14, 2021

Residents at the historic Rosemont Court senior living community face permanent relocation after a string of Legionnaires’ cases. Ten residents became ill in January, resulting in 3 hospitalizations and 1 death. Recently, two more people have become ill. Despite their… read more

Rosemont Court Legionnaires’ Outbreak Prompts Relocation of 100 Seniors

Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 14, 2021

One more case has been added to the ongoing Legionnaires’ outbreak at historic Rosemont Court senior living community. Officials have been working since January to resolve the issue. However, despite continued effort by the building’s sponsors along with public health… read more

Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 9, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health announced today their investigation into a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to the Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea in Minnesota. Thus far, two cases have been confirmed as part of this Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea… read more

Legionnaires Bacteria Found in School

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | July 2, 2021

Last week, officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania announced that they had found Legionella bacteria in multiple schools. Legionella bacteria, or Legionella pneumophila, causes Legionnaires disease; a serious form of pneumonia that can result in lung failure and death. Legionella can… read more

Protected: Analysis: A History of Legionnaire’s Disease and Statistics

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | October 13, 2020

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Where Does Legionnaires’ Disease Come From?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | August 31, 2020

Legionnaires disease was first identified in 1976, when more than 200 visitors at the Philadelphia American Legion convention contracted the potentially fatal strain of pneumonia. Which led to the death of 34 people. After an in-depth investigation by the Centers… read more

How Do You Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | August 31, 2020

Outbreaks of Legionnaires disease are preventable, but requires meticulous cleaning of water systems and precautionary measures that do not allow the growth of Legionella bacteria. Implementing proper maintenance strategies for water systems in large buildings or structures is the best… read more

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Legionnaires Disease?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | August 31, 2020

Legionnaires disease is a form of severe pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as, ‘Legionella,’ which naturally exists in freshwater but can grow and become dangerous in man-made settings if the water isn’t properly maintained. Thousands of people in the… read more

What is the Most Common Way of Contracting Legionnaires Disease?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | August 31, 2020

Legionnaires disease is most commonly brought on by inhaling mists that come from a contaminated water source containing Legionella pneumophila bacteria. People may be exposed to these mists from whirlpool spas, showers, hotel pools, and air conditioning cooling towers, but… read more

SKLD Bloomingfield Hills Legionnaires

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | August 7, 2020

Senior living facilities across the country are on guard against coronavirus. Several have been battered by the disease, losing many of their residents. Almost all have seen life inside change dramatically as they adopt restrictions meant to protect their residents,… read more