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Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Aug 2 2018
Legionella bacteria has been found at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The contamination was discovered…
Jul 20 2018
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in Lower Washington Heights and Upper Hamilton Heights, N.Y. 18 cases of the disease have been…
Michigan sees increase in legionella
Michigan sees increase in legionella
Jul 10 2018
New data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) found a nearly 30% increase in number of people who contracted…
Legionella detected at Wayne State University
Legionella detected at Wayne State University
Jun 8 2018
On June 7, Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Mich., identified six campus buildings that tested positive for legionella bacteria. Cooling…
May 24 2018
On any given evening you can find me on my couch consuming some kind of true crime content, from podcasts to Netflix specials and everything in…
Illinois Veterans Home to use groundwater after Legionnaires' outbreak
Illinois Veterans Home to use groundwater after Legionnaires' outbreak
May 18 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a partnership between the state of Illinois and the city of Quincy, Ill., to build a new water well for the city…
May 10 2018
The University of Windsor has turned off hot water taps in six buildings after discovering Legionella bacteria. The university, located in Ontario,…
Apr 12 2018
A DNA test method called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allowed New York City health officials to identify the source of a Legionnaires' disease…
Mar 29 2018
The Highland Springs Senior Living retirement community in Dallas has been under water restrictions after a case of Legionnaires' disease was…
Mar 23 2018
A steady rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. since 2000 has resulted in greater scrutiny of commercial plumbing and HVAC system maintenance and…
Feb 28 2018
Waterline Technology was asked to provide a recommendation to further reduce risk of Legionella for a premise plumbing potable water system in a 21-…
Feb 19 2018
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan, Colorado State…
Feb 16 2018
Two more confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at the Illinois Veterans Home of Quincy, Ill. The most recent two cases are…
Feb 15 2018
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, a global public health and safety organization, is hosting the Legionella Conference 2018 –…
Jan 24 2018
2017 was a record year for Legionnaires’ disease across New York state with 1,009 cases reported to the CDC—a 38% increase from 2016. Among these…
Jan 16 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans to build a new plumbing system at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., following repeated outbreaks of…
Dec 29 2017
The presence of microbiological organisms in water can be complex to interpret. There are bacteria that are good for us, like the ones that live in…
Dec 29 2017
On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the the Illinois Veterans…
Dec 20 2017
On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Quincy, Ill., veterans…
Dec 20 2017
On Jan. 9, the Illinois General Assembly’s two Veterans Affairs Committees will hold a joint legislative hearing regarding the Legionnaires’ disease…
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