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Legionella

10 Sick in Long Island Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | October 18, 2021

On October 15, 2021, the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced it is currently investigating 10 cases of Legionellosis in a one-mile radius of Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road on the Levittown-Wantagh border. The cluster was identified for… read more

Central Harlem Legionnaires Outbreak – SOURCE FOUND!!

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog | August 19, 2021

This week, the Health Department is currently investigating a community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Central Harlem (zip codes 10037 and 10039) and bordering communities. Here’s what we know in this Central Harlem Legionnaires Outbreak: UPDATE – SOURCE FOUND in… 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