QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — State officials are investigating several cases of communicable respiratory illness at the same state-run veterans' home in Quincy where there have been multiple outbreaks of...
Source confirmed in Legionnaires’ outbreak at Atlanta hotel
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel.
Maine CDC: Legionella bacteria eliminated from water source
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says tests indicate chlorine eliminated the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease from the Orono-Veazie Water...
Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires’
NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem.
In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases...
Lawsuit: Negligence caused Legionnaires’ outbreak at hotel
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges "negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems" caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials say they've found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease at seven locations in one county, including schools and a hospital.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed one death linked to a Legionnaires' outbreak at an Atlanta hotel.
News outlets report 49-year-old Cameo Garrett died July...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health says it's probable there are 55 more cases in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri health officials are tightening the requirements for reporting the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has detected bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease in samples from the Orono-Veazie Water...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of six Legionnaires' disease cases in the Bangor area.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A health expert says drivers have little to fear about contracting Legionnaires' disease from two Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll booth workers who got sick.
SUNBURY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say a resident of a central Ohio nursing home recently contracted Legionnaires' disease, and they're working to pinpoint the source and identify additional...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a woman diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a new Ohio hospital is suing the facility over her death.
OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says it's investigating four cases of Legionnaires' disease in individuals at a suburban Chicago hospital.
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A federal study finds inadequate training of staff may have contributed to an increase in deadly infections at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Southern...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people who say they contracted Legionnaires' disease at newly opened Ohio hospital have sued the facility and its health system.
- Wisconsin State JournalUW Hospital now has 14 cases of Legionnaires' disease, three deathsDecember 18, 2018
- Cleveland.comSecond round of Parma church testing for Legionnaires' bacteria comes up negativeAugust 10, 2018
- Cleveland.com11 Legionnaires disease cases, one death, have Parma church in commonJuly 23, 2018
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Flint hospital ordered by the state to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria wants a hearing on the matter.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal...
Outbreak of Legionnaire’s blamed on hot water system
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges dropped in the Flint water scandal (all times local):
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says "justice delayed is not...
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 15 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus.
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old woman who contracted Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus and then died has been identified.
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Patients at a hospital in Ohio where there has been an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease can now use the water inside the recently opened medical center near...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Springfield-Green County Health Department has determined that two people with Legionnaires' disease probably did not get it from a local outpatient cancer...
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 13 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Health officials are warning of a potential for Legionnaires' disease exposure at an outpatient cancer center in Springfield.
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus.
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — A patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a recently opened hospital, authorities said.
The patient who died Sunday was among the seven who had...
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's health authority on Friday ordered a newly opened hospital outside Columbus to immediately flush and disinfect its water lines and take other steps to protect the...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say last summer's Legionnaires' disease outbreak resulted in up to 49 confirmed, probable or suspected cases, and was linked to two...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and a second inmate has tested positive for the disease, which is considered a severe type of...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration had done everything federal experts recommended to remedy a deadly 2015...
Legionnaires’ disease cases investigated in NW Minnesota
CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires' disease in northwestern Minnesota.
The department said Friday the four people became ill between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27 after visiting the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The four did not stay overnight but had visited the hotel.
Investigators are working with the hotel to determine the source of the bacteria. But evidence suggests the source is the hotel's spa.
Judge: Give me weeks for decision in big Flint water case
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge said Wednesday it will likely take weeks for him to decide whether Michigan's former health director will continue to face involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the Flint water crisis.
Manteno veterans’ home resident with Legionnaires’ dies
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Manteno veterans' home resident who contracted Legionnaires' disease has died, state officials said Friday, becoming the 15th resident of a state veterans' facility killed by the flu-like illness.
The resident died Sunday night, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs spokesman Dave MacDonna said. He could not release further details.
15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal
DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record.
— Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal, all from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
— Mike Glasgow and Daugherty "Duffy" Johnson, who both worked for the city of Flint.
3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public.
Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors, some as minor as disrupting a public meeting. Their records eventually will be scrubbed clean.
Case of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Manteno Veterans’ Home
MANTENO, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs says it's taking action after a case of Legionnaires' disease was confirmed at a home for veterans.
The department says it was alerted early Tuesday by hospital medical staff that a resident of the Manteno Veterans' Home had tested positive for the flu-like illness.
Another misdemeanor deal in Flint water investigation
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's former drinking water regulator has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in the Flint water investigation.
It's a break for Liane Shekter Smith, who was facing felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter , in an investigation of Flint's lead-tainted water and a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
Michigan’s new attorney general seeks review of Flint cases
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area prosecutor will review a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis and decide whether to take over the cases, Michigan's new attorney general announced Friday.
Man tests positive for Legionnaires’, dies from pneumonia
HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) — A 92-year-old man has died from pneumonia after testing positive last month in a western Michigan hospital for Legionnaires' disease.
The man was treated at Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital in Hastings, southeast of Grand Rapids. He was discharged to a rehab center and later died.
The hospital tested its water system on Dec. 12 after the man's positive test for Legionnaires' was confirmed. Tests results of the system were positive for Legionella bacteria.
2 Legionnaires’ cases reported involving guests at hotel
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health officials suspect that a suburban St. Louis hotel's water supply may be to blame after two unrelated guests were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said late Wedneday that it and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning recent guests of the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in western St. Louis County that they could have been exposed.
UW Hospital now has 14 cases of Legionnaires’ and 3 deaths
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to UW Hospital's water system has infected 14 people with the pneumonia-like bacteria, and three have died.
Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Brunette tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the patients who died had other serious, life-limiting health conditions.
Final plan for Quincy veterans’ home to be unveiled
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — State officials are ready to display the final master plan for redevelopment of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has scheduled an open house Tuesday at Lippincott Hall on the campus. The public may view the plan from 4 to 7 p.m.
11 patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires’ disease
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eleven patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires' disease, apparently due to bacteria in the hospital's hot water system.
Officials said Friday that four of the patients remained hospitalized and six were discharged or treated at outpatient facilities.
Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation over the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday, making Dr. Eden Wells the second member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Cabinet to go before a jury.