Legionnaires disease outbreak reported at Vernon Hills senior living facility; 3 cases,1 death reported

Lake County health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires disease at a senior assisted living facility in north suburban Vernon Hills. Three cases have already been confirmed at Brookdale Senior Living, and one person has died. The health department is trying to pinpoint the source and find out if anyone else was exposed to the dangerous bacteria. Health officials …

Caution urged after gardeners struck by Legionnaires’ disease

An article posted by nzherald.co.nz warns gardeners about the possibility of contracting legionnaires disease. Two suspected Legionnaires’ disease deaths in the southern region in recent months and a spate of other cases of the ailment have prompted a new public health campaign by the Southern District Health Board. Last year, 20 cases of legionellosis were notified in the Southern DHB …

Inmates diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease at Fla. prison

According to an article published by corectionsone.com some inmates within the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, Florida have contracted legionnaires disease. WILDWOOD, Fla. — The women’s work camp at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, already beset by allegations of pervasive sexual abuse by guards on inmates, has another problem — inmates contracting Legionnaires’ disease. On Wednesday, a spokesman for Coleman confirmed, after several days …

Water purification plants may spread Legionnaires’ disease

An article by Dutch News.nl was released this week discussing how many of Dutch Water Perfection Plants are at risk of spreading legionnaires disease. Some 80 out of 776 Dutch water purification plants risk spreading Legionnaires disease and must take preventative measures, health and safety watchdog RIVM has warned. The advice is based on two earlier reports on the possibility …

Health Care Unit Concludes Legionaries Disease Investigation

Another article has been released by Barrie 360 concluding the bacteria case that started in December of 2019 after 5 cases of legionnaires disease were reported. An investigation into an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in Barrie has concluded. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) announced the investigation on December 11th, 2019 after five cases of the disease were …

Fears that bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease found in Norfolk hospital

In a post written by the North Norfolk News, reporter David Bale discusses the concerns that the North Walsham and District War Memorial Hospital has tested positive for a bacteria that may cause legionnaires disease. Inspections have identified a possible legionella contamination at North Walsham and District War Memorial hospital. That bacteria can cause the lung infection Legionnaire’s Disease, also …

Legionnaires’ Disease Reported At Bolingbrook Senior Center, Chicago

After learning earlier this week about the ongoing cases of legionaries disease in Chicago nursing homes, yesterday CBS posted an article stating another resident of a separate home has tested positive for the disease. CHICAGO (CBS) — The Will County Health Department is investigating a “health care-associated case” of Legionnaires’ disease at a Bolingbrook senior center. Both the WCHD and the …

3 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at 2 Chicago Nursing Homes

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at two North Side nursing homes. Two residents at Balmoral Nursing Home (2055 W. Balmoral Ave.) and one resident at Admiral at the Lake (929 W. Foster Ave.) have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, according to the Illinois Department of …

Australians who have recently travelled to Bali or are planning to head to the Indonesian island are warned of Legionnaires’ risk

Western Australians who have recently been to Bali or are planning a trip to the island are being warned of a potential risk of Legionnaires’ disease at Ramayana Resort and Spa in central Kuta. It comes after the fourth notified case in WA since February. WA Health Department director of communicable disease control Paul Armstrong said the hotel was linked …

Newborn baby was first victim of Legionnaires outbreak

Welcome back from the New Year and Christmas break. Sadly the first blog back is not good news as it looks into a post from the Evening Standard revealing how a new born was the first of 3 people to be effected by legionnaires outbreak in a block of flats within the Dolphin Square complex (Pimlico, London) in February 2019. …