Legionaires Disease Outbreak
VA Pittsburgh, University Drive Campus Hospital, Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Five patients of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, at the University Drive campus hospital. According to VA Pittsburgh, the hospital’s water system became contaminated with elevated levels of Legionella, the bacteria that…

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Chicago Legionnaires’ Disease Patient Needs Amputations

A story by Robert McCoppin in the Chicago Tribune tells the story of Kent Carson, an Illinois resident who lost his legs and one arm to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria in water, generally…

Legionella Pneumophila in Lung Tissue
Legionnaires’ Disease Linked to Marriott Hotel in Chicago

Attorney Fred Pritzker is investigating a Legionnaires’ disease (Legionellosis) outbreak linked to the JW Marriott hotel located at 151 W. Adams St. in Chicago. Just weeks ago, he won a Legionnaires’ disease lawsuit for $3 million against another hotel, and…

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Confirmed Legionnaire’s Disease Case in Ohio County, West Virginia

An Ohio County, West Virginia, man has a confirmed case of Legionnaire’s disease, according to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. Officials have not reported the suspected source of the Legionella bacteria that caused the illness. Legionnaire’s disease is not spread…

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Legionnaires Disease (Legionellosis) in Ohio

A Belmont County, Ohio man shared his story about his experience with Legionnaire’s disease after hearing about a new case of the illness (also called legionellosis) in Ohio County, West Virginia. The man did not reveal his identity, but wanted…