Source of deadly Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at North Portland apartment building remains a mystery

Author: Kyle Iboshi (KGW) Despite efforts to fix the building’s water system, residents at Rosemont Court are still getting sick and health officials don’t know why. PORTLAND, Ore. — Residents at an apartment building in North Portland are still getting sick with Legionnaires’ Disease, a severe form of pneumonia or lung infection, despite efforts to fix […]

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New round of Legionnaires’ disease cases reported at N Portland apartments

by KATU Staff Monday, June 14th 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. — Additional cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported at a North Portland apartment building. Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) said Monday that it will offer to help residents living at the Rosemont Court building relocate permanently. In January, 10 residents at the apartments on North Dekum Street became ill—and […]

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How Legionella Makes Itself at Home

Protein remodels intracellular membrane to help bacteria survive in host cells UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER – NEWS RELEASE 10-MAY-2021 DALLAS – May 10, 2021 – Scientists at UT Southwestern have discovered a key protein that helps the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease to set up house in the cells of humans and other hosts. The findings, published […]

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Legionella Bacteria Found In 2 sinks At WVA Hospital

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By WDTV News Staff Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease was detected Tuesday in an administrative building at a state-run hospital, West Virginia health officials said. Legionella bacteria was found in water from two sinks during routine testing at Mildred […]

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Indianapolis Healthplex closes after some members get Legionnaires’ disease

Author: staff Published: 9:28 PM EDT April 11, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Healthplex closed temporarily Sunday afternoon after a few members were diagnosed with legionnaires disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a “serious type of pneumonia” that is caused by Legionella bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, most healthy people exposed […]

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Legionella warning for reopening businesses

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  Published: 24 March 2021 As Lockdown restrictions start to be lifted across the city, Derby City Council’s Food and Safety Team are reminding businesses of the importance of continuing to manage and maintain the water systems within their business premises. As many businesses have been temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus restrictions, commercial water […]

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