- 7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home Updated: Sep-01-15 9:25 pm
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.
- Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall Updated: Sep-01-15 4:14 pm
CHICAGO - Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.
- Manhattan school tests positive for Legionella bacteria Updated: Sep-01-15 5:52 am
NEW YORK - Officials say a Catholic school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been closed for cleaning after a cooling tower tested positive for low levels of the Legionella bacteria.
- 73 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison showing respiratory illness symptoms increased to 73.
- 4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home Updated: Aug-31-15 9:01 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
- 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - At least six San Quentin State Prison inmates were ill with Legionnaires' disease and dozens more under observation Sunday, prompting a weekend halt to visitors, no hot meals and limited drinking water supplies at California's oldest prison.
- About 250 tested for TB because of infected Alabama student Updated: Aug-25-15 9:08 am
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - State health officials plan to test about 250 people for tuberculosis because of a former University of Alabama student who is being treated for the infectious disease.
- Man sues hotel named as source of Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Aug-24-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - A man who came down with Legionnaires' disease and spent several days in a hospital has filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel identified by authorities as the source of the deadly outbreak.
- More Legionnaires' bacteria at Philadelphia-area university Updated: Aug-24-15 8:28 am
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - Legionnaires' disease bacteria have been discovered in hot water systems at a suburban Philadelphia university, but officials say the levels detected are not cause for immediate concern.
- Historic hotel named source of deadly Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Aug-20-15 5:55 pm
NEW YORK - A historic hotel's rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 in the Bronx, the city's health commissioner said Thursday.
- New York OKs statewide rules to fight Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-17-15 6:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in New York City that killed 12 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
- GlaxoSmithKline to reopen plant where Legionnaires' found Updated: Aug-14-15 5:32 pm
ZEBULON, North Carolina - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plans to resume operations at a North Carolina plant that closed after discovery of bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.
- Most Legionnaires' deaths tied to spray from shower, faucet Updated: Aug-13-15 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show.
- Atlanta mayor: City homeless shelter a hub for tuberculosis Updated: Aug-13-15 4:18 am
ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has outlined plans to use eminent domain to take control of a large homeless shelter he says has become a hub for tuberculosis.
- New York jail inmate diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-11-15 6:36 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City jail inmate has been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. But a City Hall spokeswoman says health officials don't believe the Rikers Island inmate's case is connected to a larger outbreak in the Bronx.
- New York City, State to co-create Legionnaires' regulations Updated: Aug-11-15 5:48 pm
NEW YORK - New York City and state will create joint emergency regulations to combat Legionnaires' Disease.
- 3 Legionnaires' disease cases reported in Rockland Updated: Aug-11-15 6:32 am
ORANGEBURG, New York - Three cases of Legionnaires' disease have been diagnosed in New York's Rockland County since July 1.
- Ohio woman dies from complications of Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-07-15 3:22 pm
CLEVELAND - A spokeswoman for a Cleveland hospital says a woman has died from complications of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease.
- NYC targets cooling systems linked to Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Aug-04-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Lawmakers are rushing to draft New York's first regulations for a type of heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning equipment amid suspicions that bacteria-laden mist from these units could be the cause of the deadliest known outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city's history.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Aug-04-15 6:05 am
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