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

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

Lawsuit: Negligence caused Legionnaires' outbreak at hotel
A lawsuit alleges "negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems" caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hundreds may have been exposed in deadly Legionnaires' outbreak
A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The hotel evacuated all its guests on July 15 and remains closed. Mark Strassmann reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel a "nationwide problem"
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

Sheraton Atlanta hotel visit preceded woman's Legionnaires' death
Cameo Garrett was found dead by her father, Albert, on July 9. The last time he had heard from her was five days earlier, when she texted him, "Happy 4th of July." On Tuesday, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed she had Legionnaires' disease when she died.  Just about a week before her death, during the last weekend in June, she visited the Sheraton Atlanta for a conference. Garrett died of coronary artery disease aggravated by legionell a, according to DeKalb County Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jonathan Raymond Source Type: news

Sheraton Atlanta hotel visit preceded woman's Legionnaires' death
Cameo Garrett was found dead by her father, Albert, on July 9. The last time he had heard from her was five days earlier, when she texted him, "Happy 4th of July." On Tuesday, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed she had Legionnaires' disease when she died.  Just about a week before her death, during the last weekend in June, she visited the Sheraton Atlanta for a conference. Garrett died of coronary artery disease aggravated by legionell a, according to DeKalb County Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Raymond Source Type: news

Patient Who Caught Legionnaires' Disease at Atlanta Hotel Dies
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- One of the 12 people diagnosed with Legionnaires'disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel in early July has died, officials said. Another 61 probable cases of the disease have been identified, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Dead In Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires' Outbreak
Another 61 probable cases of the disease have been identified, according to Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Patient Who Caught Legionnaires'Disease at Atlanta Hotel Dies One of the 12 people diagnosed with Legionnaires'disease after staying at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Official: 1 death linked to Legionnaires' disease in Atlanta
Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed one death linked to a Legionnaires' disease, that of a woman who stayed at an Atlanta hotel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

One person has died of Legionnaires' disease in Atlanta outbreak
One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at a prominent Atlanta hotel, officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at an Atlanta hotel
One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at a prominent Atlanta hotel, officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel
TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 -- Legionnaires'disease has been diagnosed in 11 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta, and there have been another 55 probable cases, Georgia health officials say. The 11 people with confirmed Legionnaires'disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legionnaires ’ Disease Outbreak May Have Sickened Dozens in Atlanta
The state said 11 people had contracted the disease and 55 more cases were “probable.” A Sheraton hotel linked to the outbreak has voluntarily closed for now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacey Fortin Tags: Legionnaires ' Disease Medicine and Health Atlanta (Ga) Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Hotels and Travel Lodgings Infections Epidemics Source Type: news

55 'probable' Legionnaires' cases tied to Atlanta hotel
Officials can't be sure the hotel is the source until testing is complete. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Legionnaires ’ Disease Outbreak Is Linked to Sheraton in Atlanta
The Georgia Department of Public Health said that in addition to the 11 people who had contracted the disease, 55 more cases were “probable.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacey Fortin Tags: Legionnaires ' Disease Medicine and Health Atlanta (Ga) Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Hotels and Travel Lodgings Infections Epidemics Source Type: news

Surprising insight into Legionnaires' disease
(Goethe University Frankfurt) In order to control cellular processes and thwart the immune system, the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia, the cause of the notorious Legionnaires' disease, releases hundreds of enzymes. Biochemists at Goethe University have now elucidated important details in the interaction of bacterial effectors. They discovered how the regulatory enzyme SidJ keeps other dangerous virulence factors in check. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in a water district in Maine
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it found legionella bacteria in two separate locations during testing at the Orono-Veazie Water District. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxin responsible for Legionella growth identified
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) A team of scientists led by EMBL group leader Sagar Bhogaraju and Ivan Dikic of Goethe University, Frankfurt, discovered that the toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on human proteins and helps legionella grow inside human cells. SidJ hijacks human protein Calmodulin to its own advantage in one of the classic examples of pathogenic bacteria exploiting the human molecular machinery and turning it against us. This makes SidJ an ideal target to curb Legionella infection. The results have been published in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news