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California officials probe source of Legionnaires' cases
Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease outbreak tied to Disneyland
Health officials say three more cases of Legionnaires' have been reported, bringing the total to 15, and may be tied to the popular theme park (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials are still searching for the source of 4 Legionnaires' cases. Disneyland cooling towers haven't been ruled out
Disneyland shut down two cooling towers contaminated with Legionella after 11 people who spent time at the park were infected with Legionnaires'. But four more people who didn't visit the park were also infected, raising questions about the outbreak's source. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Anaheim Legionnaires' outbreak grows; 11 cases linked to Disneyland visits
The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires ’ disease after visiting Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday.The victims were infected between late August and October. Two patients have died, though neither of them visited Disneyland.Legionnaires ’... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Second death in Anaheim Legionnaires outbreak; 2 new cases linked to Disneyland
Orange County health officials said Wednesday that three more people had been infected with Legionnaires ’ disease, including one who died, as part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.In total, 15 people who spent time in Anaheim or visited Disneyland between late August and October have been diagnosed... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

3 more Legionnaires' cases — one fatal — reported in outbreak linked to Disneyland
Orange County health officials said Wednesday that three more people had been infected with Legionnaires ’ disease, including one who died, as part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.In total, 15 people who spent time in Anaheim or visited Disneyland between September and early November have been... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

What Do Disneyland And Flint Have In Common? Legionnaire's Disease
Disney is just the latest place to have Legionnaire's. Here's why we'll see more cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Disneyland Shuts 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires'Disease Two cooling towers at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. have been shut down due to an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires' cases
Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disneyland guests contracted Legionnaires' disease
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after visitors to the California theme park contracted Legionnaires ’ disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency said 12 people, aged 52 to 94, contracted the bacteria that causes the disease in September. Ten were hospitalized with the disease, also known as legionellosis, a lung infection that is caused by contaminated water or mist and which can cause pneum onia. It is not spread by person-to-person contact. Of those 12 people,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Stych Source Type: news

Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases
Disneyland shut down the cooling towers after visitors came down with the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disneyland guests contracted Legionnaires' disease
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after visitors to the California theme park contracted Legionnaires ’ disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency said 12 people, aged 52 to 94, contracted the bacteria that causes the disease in September. Ten were hospitalized with the disease, also known as legionellosis, a lung infection that is caused by contaminated water or mist and which can cause pneum onia. It is not spread by person-to-person contact. Of those 12 people,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Stych Source Type: news

Death toll from Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital up at four
LISBON (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital doubled to four on Friday, Portugal's health authority DGS said, but the number of new cases being discovered appeared to subside. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Disneyland Shuts Cooling Towers Over Legionnaires
Patients reportedly contracted lung disease from popular amusement park. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital kills two, 32 infected
LISBON (Reuters) - An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital has killed two people and made at least another 32 sick since it was first detected a week ago, Portugal's health authority DGS said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

At Least 12 Hospitalized In Queens Because Of Legionnaires ’ Disease
The waterborne bacterial infection kills about one in 10 patients who contract it, according to the CDC. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan to Charge Top Medical Official in Flint Water Deaths Michigan to Charge Top Medical Official in Flint Water Deaths
Michigan's top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint's water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pathogen-induced mitochondrial fragmentation
Legionella pneumophila promotes activation of the mitochondrial fission machinery to metabolically reprogram host macrophages. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Fatal Legionnaires' outbreak at Ludlow hotel
One guest died and another recovered after contracting legionella bacteria identified at the hotel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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