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4 People Have Died from Legionnaire’s Outbreak Linked to Hot Tub Display at North Carolina State Fair

Four people have died and more than 140 people have been hospitalized from a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak linked to a hot tub display at the North Carolina State Fair. Health officials have linked the outbreak back to the Mountain State Fair, held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. The NC Department...

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Shuts Down Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta’s sixth-largest hotel has shut down as health officials investigate an outbreak of the potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease. The Sheraton Atlanta on Courtland Street, a popular downtown convention hotel, shut down on July 15 after guests who recently stayed at the hotel tested positive for the disease, which causes serious lung infections. A number of guests complained about lung...

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Washington State Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Five people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease in Wenatchee, Washington.  According to Kiro 7 News, “The only common link found so far is that they all shopped in the produce section at the Safeway on North Miller Street in the last three weeks.” The Safeway grocery store in Wenatchee has since shut down their misters and is currently...

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New Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in the Bronx: One Dead, 13 Infected

This year’s third outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, New York leaves one dead and 13 infected, 11 of whom are hospitalized, according to NY 1 News. The cooling towers of seven buildings in the Morris Park neighborhood area have tested positive for Legionella bacteria, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. ABC 7 NY reported that officials tested...

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Need to Know: Legionnaires’ Disease

Facts about Legionnaires’ disease, its Causes and Prevention   Did you know?  Legionnaires’ disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia that typically affects the elderly, those who have a weakened immune system, smokers and those who are on medications that suppress the immune system. Did you know?  Legionella bacteria causes the disease; it is transmitted when a person inhales...

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A Legal Perspective on Legionella

Cory Watson attorney Andy Jones’s article, “A Legal Perspective on Legionella,” is featured in the American Association for Justice’s Spring 2015 STEP newsletter. The article contains a wealth of information about the disease caused by this bacteria, known as Legionnaires’ Disease. It also details how Legionnaire’s disease is spread, who is most affected, stories of those who were exposed,...

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