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The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage
(Institut Pasteur) Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and Inserm, together with a team from Switzerland, have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target the host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. This work provides precious information on how a pathogen manipulates the cellular metabolism to replicate intracellularly, and proposes a new concept of protection of host cells from Legionella-induced mitochondrial changes in order to fight infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stainless steel sinks increase the risk of Legionnaires'
Researchers from the Netherlands, including the Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, found the growth of bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' is highest in stainless steel taps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia
Don't forget to consider Legionella as a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It's more common and deadlier than some may realize.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Drug labels for the Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF & alpha;) blockers now include warnings about infection with Legionella and Listeria bacteria
[9-07-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that the Boxed Warning for the entire class of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF α) blockers has been updated to include the risk of infection from two bacterial pathogens, Legionella and Listeria. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Holiday warning: Run your taps when you return home to avoid deadly Legionnaire's disease
HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday warning: Run your taps when you return home to avoid deathly Legionnaire's disease
HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why that holiday cold could be MUCH worse than you think
Kevin Dick, a 54-year-old sales manager from Inverness, caught Legionnaires on holiday in Thailand with his wife Linda in May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday warning: Do this when you return home to avoid deathly lung infection
HOLIDAY blues commonly greet you when you return home from a trip away, but so can a lung infection. Avoid the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease - caused by Legionella bacteria - by running your taps for five minutes before using them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPE sued after Guest House at Graceland Legionnaires' outbreak
A Florida family is suing Elvis Presley Enterprises after a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. The suit, filed July 18 in Shelby County Circuit Court, alleges that Douglas and Marisol Johnson, of Miami Lakes, Florida, checked into the Guest House at Graceland on June 4 while traveling with family and stayed at the hotel for three nights. According to the suit, the plaintiffs came into conta ct with the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease "through the normal use of The Guest House at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

EPE sued after Guest House at Graceland Legionnaires' outbreak
A Florida family is suing Elvis Presley Enterprises after a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. The suit, filed July 18 in Shelby County Circuit Court, alleges that Douglas and Marisol Johnson, of Miami Lakes, Florida, checked into the Guest House at Graceland on June 4 while traveling with family and stayed at the hotel for three nights. According to the suit, the plaintiffs came into conta ct with the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease "through the normal use of The Guest House at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Legionnaires disease sickens 9 at Graceland hotel
The Guest House at Graceland, a hotel adjacent to Elvis Presley's Memphis home, is the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak, according to a statement Wednesday from the Shelby County Health Department. There have been nine confirmed cases of the illness. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Legionnaire's Disease from Spoiling Your Vacation
It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Legionnaires' Disease, Traveler's Health, Water Pollution (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation
FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 -- After multiple Legionnaire's disease cases in New York City were reported this month, a global health expert is warning vacationers that summer is prime time for the disease. " If your summer plans include travel, please be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

APNewsBreak: Legionnaires' found at Ohio prison hospital
Two inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at Ohio's prison hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Legionnaires' Disease in Newborns After Water Births Legionnaires' Disease in Newborns After Water Births
This report calls attention to the risk for Legionella infection in neonates who were delivered at home by water birth.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Elvis' Graceland hotel
Memphis officials are investigating a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that caused three people to fall ill after staying at Elvis' Graceland hotel within the last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care-Associated Legionnaires' Disease Data : US, 2015 Health Care-Associated Legionnaires' Disease Data : US, 2015
What proportion of the U.S. Legionnaires'disease cases are associated with health care facilities?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at Florida health club
Water samples from an LA Fitness club in Orlando tested positive for the bacteria, and another nearby gym is also being tested (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Leg Numbness & Weakness Case / Water Birth & Legionnaires' / NIH Associate Director Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost
Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Water - Air Quality / Agriculture Source Type: news

Attorney General Charges 5 Officials With Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on June 14 charged Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Nick Lyon and four other state and local officials with involuntary manslaughter in connection with their failure to act in response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., which resulted in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and lead contamination. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Likely source of deadly Legionnaires outbreak found
At least one person has died and at least six others were sickened by the outbreak in New York City (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' cases among newborns raise questions about water births
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaire's cases among newborns raise questions about water births
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Legionnaires’ disease? THESE five factors increase YOUR risk of deadly infection
LEGIONNAIRES ’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by bacteria - which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Legionnaires’ disease? Five factors putting YOU at risk of deadly infection
LEGIONNAIRES ’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by bacteria - which can be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 1 person dead, 7 cases confirmed of Legionnaires outbreak in Manhattan
ABC News' Cecilia Vega reports the stories people are buzzing about. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Legionnaires ’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six
The city ’ s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MASLIN NIR Tags: Legionnaires' Disease Infections Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Lenox Hill (Manhattan, NY) Source Type: news

Legionella Poses Risk for Patients in Health Care Facilities
The CDC recently released aMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that found the prevalence of Legionnaires'disease in U.S. health care facilities is concerningly high. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Man, 63, dies of Legionnaires' after working in garden  
Stephen Clements, a grandfather, from Cromer, Norfolk, inhaled toxic bacteria which had grown in stagnant water within the pipe. He died a week later at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease cases are skyrocketing in the US
Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported throughout the United States in the past few weeks. Outbreaks were found in Las Vegas, New York and Florida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease In Newborns Linked To Water Births
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint water crisis: Deceased man at centre of case lived there all his life
Robert Skidmore's death has been blamed on Legionnaires' disease and linked to the city's tainted water crisis that on Wednesday led to involuntary manslaughter and other charges against five officials, including the director of Michigan's Health and Human Services department. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Study: 33% of heart surgery devices could be contaminated with deadly bacteria
More than 33% of heater cooler units examined between July 2015 and December 2016 tested positive for Myobacterium chimaera, a bacteria that has been known to cause fatal infections during open-heart surgeries, according to new research presented this week. The research was presented by Special Pathogens Lab VP of lab services John Rihs at the 44th Annual Conference of the Assocaition for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. “These results highlight the importance of monitoring the decontamination and maintenance schedules of these devices to minimize the risk of patient harm. Hospitals must follow th...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Hospital Care Surgical Source Type: news

Michigan officials charged in Flint Legionnaires' outbreak
Several Michigan state officials, including those who reported to Gov. Rick Snyder, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Legionnaires' outbreak that killed 12 people during the Flint water crisis, the Michigan attorney general's office announced Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water probe
Nick Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint water probe
Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had legionnaires' disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Legionnaire's disease traced to 2 Florida gyms
Health officials have confirmed four cases of Legionnaires' disease ​ linked to two LA Fitness gyms in Orange County, Florida (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do opioid drug-abuse deterrents actually work? FDA wants to know.
The Food and Drug Administration is ramping up scrutiny of anti-abuse features on opioid painkillers to try to determine if they actually do what they're intended to do. On Tuesday, the agency announced a two-day public meeting that will focus on whether the agency has “the right information to determine whether these products are having their […]Related:Fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspringTheir child was bitten by a black widow spider. Here’s what they want other parents to know.Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires’ di...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Their child was bitten by a black widow spider. Here ’ s what they want other parents to know.
When Josh and Kristine Donovan noticed a bruise behind their daughter's knee, they thought it was an ordinary bug bite — until the mark grew and 5-year-old Kailyn came down with a fever. Doctors first told the Mendon, Mass., parents that it appeared to be a spider bite and prescribed antibiotics. But when the girl's condition did not […]Related:Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires’ diseaseUNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteA 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘dry drowning’ to b...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' bacteria found at police precinct
An officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual Epidemiological Report Series
European Union and European Economic Area surveillance reports for communicable diseases and related health issues, including influenza, Legionnaires'disease, Ebola, HIV and AIDS. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legionnaires' bacteria found at New York police precinct
Officials say traces of Legionnaires' disease have been found in a New York City police precinct where an officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bacteria Behind Legionnaires ’ Disease Found at New York Police Station
After an officer fell ill, Health Department workers were looking for the source of contamination detected in the water at an East Harlem precinct. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASHLEY SOUTHALL Tags: Legionnaires' Disease Police Department (NYC) Bacteria Source Type: news

Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires ’ disease
Officials are investigating after a New York Police Department officer contracted Legionnaires' disease, a potentially life-threatening form pneumonia. Preliminary test results indicate that traces of the bacteria causing Legionnaires' disease were found at the police station in East Harlem. Officials have started inspecting the facility's systems and testing the precinct's water supply. The officer, who […]Related:UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteA 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘dry drowning’ to blame?Zika risk for birth defects drops for each tri...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Las Vegas hotel guests contract Legionnaires' disease
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer Institute
  President Trump has named Norman “Ned” Sharpless, the director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, to lead the National Cancer Institute. The oncologist and geneticist will succeed Doug Lowy, who has been acting director of NCI since early 2015. Lowy is expected to remain at the institute as deputy director […]Related:Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC findsCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting dosesInfants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Facilities Linked to Legionnaires' Disease - AARP
5 hours ago ... A CDC report links an increased risk of Legionnaires' Disease to nursing home and long-term care patients due to infected water in some  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Newborns sickened with Legionnaire's disease in home water births
Two infants born in birthing tubs last year in the U.S. were infected with Legionnaire's disease, say health officials warning people of the risk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘ dry drowning ’ to blame?
The water was only knee deep, but Frankie Delgado III's parents watched him closely as he splashed in the Texas City Dike on Memorial Day weekend. Based on what they saw, they thought their 4-year-old was safe. But shortly after the outing, Frankie started vomiting and had diarrhea, his family told Houston's ABC affiliate KTRK. […]Related:Zika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC findsCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting dosesInfants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news