In conversation with Warren Stribling
This week I’m with Warren Stribling, airman, legionnaire, teacher and writer (oh and author) which is a very eclectic portfolio for any adult life. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, but has been known to teach English as a foreign language in France, after a stint in the French Foreign Legion. Our conversation was interesting as he is the first person I’ve met who is openly a part of the stories he writes, which begs the question about how close to home the fiction is to reality.  As we progressed though it became apparent that although the circumstances and settings may be similar, the story really is...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness philosophy Source Type: news

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns
A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires ’ disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Horberry Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Education (K-12) Shutdowns (Institutional) Water Pollution Quarantines Legionnaires ' Disease Plumbing Interscholastic Athletics Dayton (Ohio) Pittsburgh (Pa) Pennsylvania your-feed-science your-feed-edu Source Type: news

πŸ‘‰ Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields in Washington, D.C. via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionella Bacteria Forces CDC Office Closures
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed employees that office space it rents in the Atlanta area would be closed after Legionella, the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease, was found in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery
The move highlights the risk of Legionnaires ’ disease outbreaks when buildings are reopened after coronavirus lockdowns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Horberry Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Legionnaires ' Disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Legionnaires' Disease Transmission Through Toilet Flushing Legionnaires' Disease Transmission Through Toilet Flushing
This report describes two probable cases.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Searching for the silver lining in drinking water disinfection
(University of Pittsburgh) Drinking water typically contains a disinfectant residual to help prevent and reduce microbial growth. A variety of things can interrupt this process, including long periods without water use observed in office buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This creates an ideal growth environment for many microbes such as Legionella pneumophila. A Pitt team will use an NSF grant to investigate whether silver modified shower fixtures prevent opportunistic pathogen exposure -- or perhaps do more harm than good. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts fear spike in Legionnaires' disease when offices reopen. Here's how to protect your workers.
As empty offices welcome employees back, experts caution those dormant buildings also could have inadvertently welcomed dangerous bacteria into its facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steph Kukuljan Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease: national surveillance scheme, PHE (updated 2nd June 2020)
Guidance on the control and prevention of Legionnaires'disease in England, including disease surveillance and reporting forms. 2 June 2020 1. Reporting form updated to include COVID-19. 2. 5 April 2018 Added new versions of the'National Surveillance form'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus isn't the only health risk for reopening buildings
If buildings have not had water flowing through them during the lockdowns, there could be a risk of getting Legionnaires' disease ​. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Warn Of Mold, Legionnaire ’ s Disease Bacteria In Reopening Offices
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that reduced water use in empty office buildings can increase the risk of mold and the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. The department posted this warning on its webpage today: “The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants; these hazards can include mold and Legionella. After a prolonged shutdown, building owners and employers should ensure that their building does not have mold and that the water system is safe to use to minimize the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Department Of Public Health Health News Legionnaires Disease Source Type: news

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats
Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaire ’s and other illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Horberry Tags: Legionnaires ' Disease Coronavirus Reopenings Workplace Hazards and Violations Workplace Environment Plumbing Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Water Medicine and Health Bathrooms and Toilets Real Estate (Commercial) Bacteria your-feed-sci Source Type: news

Buildings closed by coronavirus face another risk: Legionnaires ’ disease
Commercial buildings shuttered for weeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus could fuel another grisly lung infection: Legionnaires ’ disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The wrong water heater temperature promotes bacteria growth: How to prevent Legionnaires' disease without scalding yourself
(Natural News) Boiling water is often seen as a way to kill any bacteria living in it, but depending on the temperature used, this may not always be the case. Under specific temperatures, certain bacteria can not only survive, but even thrive, and greatly increase in number. One such example are pathogenic bacteria of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Structure of V-ATPase from the mammalian brain
In neurons, the loading of neurotransmitters into synaptic vesicles uses energy from proton-pumping vesicular- or vacuolar-type adenosine triphosphatases (V-ATPases). These membrane protein complexes possess numerous subunit isoforms, which complicates their analysis. We isolated homogeneous rat brain V-ATPase through its interaction with SidK, a Legionella pneumophila effector protein. Cryo–electron microscopy allowed the construction of an atomic model, defining the enzyme’s ATP:proton ratio as 3:10 and revealing a homolog of yeast subunit f in the membrane region, which we tentatively identify as RNAseK. The...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Abbas, Y. M., Wu, D., Bueler, S. A., Robinson, C. V., Rubinstein, J. L. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

Report provides road map to improve response to legionnaires' disease outbreaks and conserve water
(NSF International) A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers - Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and increase water and energy efficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fatal Case of Legionnaires' Disease After Home Exposure to Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 3 - Wisconsin, 2018
The case described in this report highlights the potential for people at risk for Legionnaires'disease to be exposed to Legionella through home water systems containing the bacteria and demonstrates the difficulty of removing the bacteria from residential settings. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Water safety Water-Related Diseases Source Type: news

Legionella Conference 2020 will focus on waterborne pathogens in health care facilities
Discussions at Legionella Conference 2020: Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care will focus on hazards related to medical devices, cleaning and disinfection in sterile settings and water quality requirements in hospitals and health care facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer drugs unit’s water contaminated by legionella
Legionella and pseudomonas were found in water meant for hand washing in a unit where medicines for cancer patients were prepared, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What's in a name? To name an outbreak, a lot
Guidelines now discourage the use of geographic locations (like Zika virus), animals (swine flu) or groups of people (Legionnaires' disease) in naming diseases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 1/21/2020. This one-hour session of Public Health Grand Rounds addresses the rapid advances in Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses. The principal objectives of AMD include improving pathogen detection and characterization, and enabling new diagnostic methods to meet public health needs. AMD technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, and Legionnaires &r...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legionellosis in Long-Term Care: An Update
Recently, three cases of Legionnaires ’ disease were reported in three separate nursing centers in my geographic area, the state of New York. Because this was the first time I had seen this occur during my many years of working in long-term care, I felt this would be a good time to discuss the issue. The Centers for Disease Control an d Prevention (CDC) has a tool kit for Legionnaires disease, from which this update has been derived. The website and other resources are included in this article. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Nina M. Flanagan Source Type: news

Comparison of Whole-Genome Sequences of L. pneumophila Comparison of Whole-Genome Sequences of L. pneumophila
Using next-generation DNA sequencing, the authors find that multiple L. pneumophila strains were associated with two Legionnaires'disease outbreaks in Flint, Michigan.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Is It Called Legionnaire ’s Disease?
The association doesn ’t seem to have done the American Legion any harm, but elsewhere, diseases’ names have done as much harm as the diseases themselves. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kiona N. Smith, Contributor Source Type: news

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak in North Carolina
North Carolina health officials say four people have died from Legionnaires' disease. Officials have confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. They say that most patients attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher. CBS affiliate WSPA-TV reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 dead from Legionnaires' outbreak linked to hot tubs
Officials say those who were diagnosed with the disease may have walked by the hot tub displays at the the NC Mountain State Fair (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina
Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third person has died after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina
A third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, state health officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaire's Outbreak Linked to Hot Tubs Kills One, Sickens Dozens in North Carolina Legionnaire's Outbreak Linked to Hot Tubs Kills One, Sickens Dozens in North Carolina
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnaires ’ Disease Outbreak
More than 100 people in North Carolina were sickened with Legionnaires ’ disease and Pontiac fever last month. One person died. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: State and County Fairs Legionnaires ' Disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention North Carolina Respiratory Diseases Davis Event Center N.C. Mountain State Fair Source Type: news

A hot tub display at a North Carolina state fair may be the origin of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina may stem from hot tubs that were on display inside an event center last month during a state fair, state health officials said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Outbreak of Legionnaires' Traced to Hot Tub Display
FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- An outbreak of Legionnaires'disease that has sickened 116 and killed one at the state fair may have started at a hot tub display, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday. Also, eight... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legionnaire's outbreak linked to hot tubs kills one, sickens dozens in North Carolina
An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease that has killed one person and sickened dozens of others in North Carolina may have spread from contaminated hot tubs at a state fair last month, authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

1 dead and more than 100 ill in North Carolina Legionnaires outbreak
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease linked to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair last month has sickened 109 people and left one dead, health officials say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Legionnaires ’ Case Count Climbs to 79
Health officials have not found cause of the outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

One Dead in NC Legionnaires' Outbreak
Confirmed cases of Legionnaires disease linked to a North Carolina state fair now stand at 79, including 55 people hospitalized and one death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Legionnaires' Case Count Climbs to 79
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires'disease linked to a North Carolina state fair now stands at 79, including 55 people hospitalized and one death. Health officials have not found the cause of the outbreak. Many... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cases of Legionnaires ’ Disease Tied to NC State Fair Rise to 25
Health authorities are looking at airborne droplets from water rides as a possible source of the outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Cases of Legionnaires' Disease Tied to NC State Fair Rise to 25
FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 -- The number of cases of Legionnaires'disease tied to the North Carolina Mountain State fair has risen to 25, with one death, according to the state division of public health. The cause of the outbreak is still being... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legionnaires Cases in North Carolina Rise to 25
The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease tied to the North Carolina Mountain State fair has risen to 25, with one death, according to the state division of public health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cases of Legionnaires'Disease Tied to NC State Fair Rise to 25 The number of cases of Legionnaires'disease tied to the North Carolina... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't inhale the… water? Study reveals bacteria which causes Legionnaire's disease can infect people through water in the air
(Natural News) The bacteria responsible for Legionnaire’s disease live in water. But researchers warned that tiny water droplets containing the disease-causing Legionella microbe are floating in the air. Their study indicated that people might get infected if they inhaled the airborne droplets of contaminated water. Supported by Arizona State University (ASU) and Drexel University, the researchers investigated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires Disease: What is disease that has killed two people after visiting Bulgaria?
TWO BRITISH holidaymakers have died from Legionnaires ’ disease after staying at the same hotel in Bulgaria, but what is Legionnaires disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheraton Atlanta hotel cleared to reopen after outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
A hotel in downtown Atlanta is reopening its doors to visitors after it closed last month so that health officials could investigate an outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease linked to the premises. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel is the largest on record in Georgia
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires'
Experts call for a set of stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem in the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stronger Policies Needed to Protect the Public From Legionnaires Disease
The U.S. needs stronger policies and guidance to combat Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling air contaminated with Legionella bacteria from water systems, says a new report from the National Academies. Currently there is an absence of regulations that can broadly control the presence of Legionella in water systems. The report calls for a range of actions to combat the growth of the bacteria, such as ensuring that hot water temperatures in buildings are high enough, requiring a minimum level of disinfectant in public water systems, and providing homeowners with more guidance on how to prevent ...
Source: News from the National Academies - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stronger Policies Needed to Protect the Public From Legionnaires ’ Disease
The U.S. needs stronger policies and guidance to combat Legionnaires ’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling air contaminated with Legionella bacteria from water systems, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

What is Legionnaires' disease and how many people does it affect?
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel "nationwide" issue
Officials say a dozen guests had tested positive for the bacteria but according to an attorney, hundreds more may have been exposed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news