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Legionnaires’ Disease at Piatt County Nursing Home Linked to Death of Resident

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | April 25, 2024

Legionnaires’ disease at Piatt County Nursing Home linked to death of resident. A resident of Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, Illinois died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease. The investigation is ongoing. Illinois Department of Public Health Issues Statement about Legionnaires’… read more

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases on the Rise, Says CDC. These Are the Legionnaires’ Disease Symptoms to Look For!

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | April 10, 2024

Prepare yourself for this deadly illness by knowing Legionnaires’ disease symptoms and how it is spread. Have you noticed a recent increase of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the news? Scientists have speculated an answer for that, and it has to… read more

What Organ System Does Legionella Affect?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | March 27, 2024

Legionella bacteria, the causative agents of Legionnaires’ disease, primarily affect the respiratory system when they infect humans. However, Legionella bacteria can also affect other organ systems in the body, leading to a range of symptoms and complications. How Legionella Affects… read more

Can Legionnaires’ Disease be Transmitted Through Air Conditioning Systems?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | March 18, 2024

Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, has been associated with outbreaks linked to air conditioning systems and other HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems. How is Legionnaires’ Disease Transmitted Through Air Conditioning Systems?… read more

Can Legionnaires’ Disease be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | March 6, 2024

Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, can be transmitted through various water sources, including swimming pools. While the risk of transmission in properly maintained swimming pools is generally low, certain conditions can create an… read more

2022 Napa Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 10, 2024

In a December publication of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a recap and wrap-up of the 2022 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Napa was published. Unsurprisingly, data points to a cooling tower as… read more

Langston Hughes Apartments Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 9, 2024

A public housing complex located in Brownsville, near Brooklyn is under investigation after two Legionnaires’ disease cases were linked to two buildings. They are looking into the water system to determine the source of the illnesses. New York Health provides… read more

Incubation Period for Legionella

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease | December 26, 2023

Legionella, a bacterium found in water environments, can pose a health risk when it causes Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. Understanding the incubation period for Legionella is pivotal in identifying and addressing cases promptly. The incubation period represents… read more

Legionella Recovery Diet: Best Things to Eat While Sick from Legionella

Legionella | November 1, 2023

Coping with Legionella infection requires careful attention to your diet to support your recovery. Here’s a guide on the foods that can aid healing and alleviate symptoms. Hydration is Key Legionella infection can lead to pneumonia, and staying hydrated is… read more

Donated Organs Cause Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | September 25, 2023

A study of the first reported cases of transplant patients likely contracting Legionnaires’ disease from donor organs was published in a weekly Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Two patients receiving lungs from the same donor fell ill… read more