Legionnaires’ Disease

In just eleven days, seven people from one section of the Lenox Hill neighborhood in Manhattan were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, according to the New York City Department of Health (DOT). All seven were hospitalized. Four are still in the...

Dangerous Legionella pneumonia bacteria have once again proliferated at the VA Pittsburgh, a facility plagued with a history of fatal Legionnaires’ disease cases. Legionnaires’ disease (also known as legionellosis) is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal in...

A new scientific study by Japanese researchers lends force to the increasing realization by state health departments that building owners must be proactive and vigilant in testing water features like hot tubs, baths, and showers for Legionella pneumonia bacteria. The study,...