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  1. photo Deadly Legionella bacteria found on medical equipment at University of Washington Medical CenterDeadly Legionella bacteria found on medical equipment at University of Washington Medical CenterNews
    that it was responding by cleaning the devices and treating its water system with chlorine. Legionella bacteria is responsible for a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease. While most people who become infectedRead more
  2. photo GlaxoSmithKline closes pharmaceutical plant after deadly <b>Legionnaires</b> bacteria found contaminating facilityGlaxoSmithKline closes pharmaceutical plant after deadly Legionnaires bacteria found contaminating facilityNews
    known as Legionnaire's disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaire's disease in the United States eachRead more
  3. photo Waterborne <b>Disease</b> Costs the U.S. $539 Million a YearWaterborne Disease Costs the U.S. $539 Million a YearArticle
    reported that microbes which cause Legionnairesdisease, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis are turning up in U.S. drinking water. Presented at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious DiseasesRead more
  4. photo Half of US tap water found to contain live bacterium that can cause <b>Legionnaires</b>' <b>disease</b>Half of US tap water found to contain live bacterium that can cause Legionnaires' diseaseNews
    & Technology reveals that more than half of all U.S. tap water is likely contaminated with a bacterium linked to causing Legionnaires' disease, the symptoms of which include fever, cough and chills.To makeRead more
  5. photo Flint water poisoning was covered up using 'science' to mislead the public while children were being destroyedFlint water poisoning was covered up using 'science' to mislead the public while children were being destroyedNews
    , to as much as 4.9 percent in 2015, according to one study. In addition, some think that the poor water quality may also be responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the county, which has killedRead more
  6. photo Flint, MI, water is now causing rashes and hair loss across the cityFlint, MI, water is now causing rashes and hair loss across the cityNews
    contamination were widespread throughout the city, and the E. coli is suspected to have been the cause of 12 deaths due to Legionnaire's disease. New cases of rashes and hair loss, despite assurances that FlintRead more
  7. photo Flint's water crisis turns into bloody bacterial <b>disease</b> outbreak from lack of showering, washing handsFlint's water crisis turns into bloody bacterial disease outbreak from lack of showering, washing handsNews
    ' But that wasn't all. In addition to these developments, the area began experiencing a dramatic uptick in Legionnaire's disease, nine of whom died. One county health director believes the deaths could have beenRead more
  8. photo Treating 'hidden causes' cures debilitating mental illness, when nutritional approaches and counseling failTreating 'hidden causes' cures debilitating mental illness, when nutritional approaches and counseling failNews
    and their symptoms. These infections linked to either temporary or permanentsymptoms include syphilis, Lyme disease, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sepsis, malaria, HIV, Legionnaires disease, Chlamydia, typhoidRead more
  9. photo Over 1,000 U.S. veterans killed by disastrously inept VA hospital systemOver 1,000 U.S. veterans killed by disastrously inept VA hospital systemNews
    policies failed. Moreland presided over the Pittsburgh VA, where an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease killed sixin 2011 and 2012."In addition, Coburn's report identified crimes that had been committed by VARead more
  10. photo Cincinnati warns 16,000 residents their water is likely contaminated with lead... while the EPA remains totally silentCincinnati warns 16,000 residents their water is likely contaminated with lead... while the EPA remains totally silentNews
    Smitherman. He was alarmed after Michigan's story of countless people, including many children, being poisoned by lead-laced drinking water, and deaths caused by a bacterial infection known as Legionnaire'sRead more

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Legionnaires' disease

Disease

Legionnaires' disease (also legionellosis or Legion fever) is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any species of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria belonging to the genus Legionella. Over 90% of cases of Legionnaires' disease are caused by Legionella pneumophila.Other causative species include L. longbeachae, L. feeleii, L. micdadei and L. anisa. These species cause a less severe infection known...More