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Legionnaire’s disease

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

CDC Weighs In – Cloth Face Masks and Legionnaires

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

You may have a homemade cloth face mask. Maybe, you learned how to make a face mask out of an easy DIY pattern you found online. You clever reader. It could be that you bought disposable masks, your time matters…. read more

Think Before You Flush! Legionnaires’ Disease from Toilets

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | July 19, 2020

You flush the toilet.  The water rushes from the tank into the bowl.  A siphon effect pulls the wastewater through the s-shaped pipe, emptying its contents to a sewage system with a pronounced gurgle.  Everything goes down, right?  This might… read more

Legionnaires’ Disease and COVID-19

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 16, 2020

Schools, gyms, and businesses have sat mostly empty for the past two months. They’ve been mostly quiet while everyone was at home. At a glance, they might appear lifeless. Look a little closer, however, and you might find that lifeless… read more

Lange Law Firm Retained in Elmira Legionnaires Outbreak

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

National Legionnaires lawyer Jory Lange has been retained in the Elmira Heat Treating Legionnaires Outbreak.  NYS DOH confirmed that a cooling tower at Elmira Heat Treating was contaminated with the same strain of Legionella bacteria that has sickened people in… read more

2 Hot Springs, Arkansas Legionnaires Outbreaks

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

Hot Springs, Arkansas is known as the formal home place of former President Bill Clinton but recently made the news for two Hot Springs, Arkansas Legionnaires Outbreaks. One was at a senior living facility and the other at a historic… read more

Tyler Loses Community Leader Ruben Gutierrez–Legionnaires’ Disease and C. Diff

C. diff,Legionnaire's disease | November 10, 2019

Tyler Community Leader Ruben Gutierrez Passes from Legionnaires’ Disease and C. Diff Last night community leader Ruben Gutierrez died.  Mr. Gutierrez was a well-known community leader, volunteer, and Smith County Democratic Party precinct chair.  He had been in and out… read more

Source Found! Elmira Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | November 7, 2019

The mystery has been unraveled. The New York State Department of Health has found the source of Legionnaires’ disease in the Elmira Legionnaires Outbreak. The outbreak has been linked to a local business – Elmira Heat Treating. About the Elmira… read more