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CDC Investigates 2 Carnival Horizon Passengers’ Legionnaires’ Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported by passengers who sailed on the cruise ship Carnival Horizon in July and August. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often fatal, form of pneumonia…

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Duke University Legionnaires’ Outbreak – Basketball Camp Attendees Sick

Eighty-four attendees of the K Academy basketball camp for adults held August 11-15 on the Duke University campus are receiving treatment for Legionnaires’ disease, a severe, often fatal form of pneumonia that develops when people inhale water droplets contaminated with…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Harlem Hospitalizes 9

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Central Harlem has sickened nine people in the last 10 days. All of them have been hospitalized. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often fatal, form of pneumonia that has symptoms similar to COVID-19 including shortness…

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Legionnaires’ Cases Surge as Buildings Reopen After COVID-19 Closures [Update]

City, county, and state health departments across the country are reporting surges of Legionnaires’ disease cases as buildings reopen after COVID-19 closures. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often fatal form of pneumonia that develops when people breathe in water vapor…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea, MN

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Ramada by Wyndham in Albert Lea, MN has sickened at least two people, possibly many more. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says early evidence shows the Legionella infections were likely caused by the…

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At Rosemont Court Legionnaires’ Persists After Outbreak, Mitigation Efforts

Despite mitigation efforts after a deadly outbreak earlier this year, new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at Rosemont Court, a seniors complex in Portland, OR. Now, Northwest Housing Authority (NHA) which owns the facility, located at 597 N.…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Comfort Inn & Suites in Macon, MO

Two guests at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Macon, MO contracted Legionnaires’ disease after using the hot tub and pool during their stay last month. People get Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, when they inhale droplets of…

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New Legionnaires’ case at Rosemont Court Months After Deadly Outbreak

Months after a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Rosemont Court, a seniors complex in Portland, OR, a new illness has been confirmed there. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that people develop after they inhale water droplets contaminated…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Union County, NJ Sickens 14

New Jersey health officials are investigating a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Union County area that sickened 14 people in February. Three of the illnesses occurred in Clark. One person has died. Contact the Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ Team Phone: 1-888-377-8900  | …

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Oregon Senior Complex: 4 Hospitalized, 1 Dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a senior complex in Portland, OR has hospitalized four people, one person has died. After legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, was detected in the building’s water system, county health officials urged the 100…

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Attorney Eric Hageman Quoted in The Guardian and Ensia About The Dangers of Legionnaires’ Disease

As buildings start to re-open this fall, deadly legionella bacteria may be lurking in the plumbing systems, where warm water has been left stagnant for several months. When inhaled, legionella bacteria cause a severe and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia…

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak at UAW Senior Citizen’s Center in Pekin, IL

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the UAW Senior Citizen’s Center in Pekin, IL has sickened two people, one of whom has died. Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is spread through contaminated water vapor. The Illinois Department of Public…