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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

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