Legionnaires’ disease cases spike 143% in Michigan

Legionnaires’ disease cases spike 143% in Michigan

Health officials across the state are trying to determine what’s causing a 143% increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection that can be deadly, especially for people with weak immune systems. “In the warm months, there is an...

Correction due: CDC must own data error in VA water case

July 30, 2017 12:00 AM By the Editorial Board / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Responsible for protecting us from threats and curing what ails us, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a public respect accorded few other federal agencies. Sadly, the CDC...

Scaling Up! Episode 9: The L Word

Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease are often misunderstood. The topics can be hard to talk about, and it can be even harder to find the information you need. Join Dr. Janet Stout and Trace Blackmore discuss all things Legionella on Scaling Up!, the podcast for...

Hot Tubs Eyed as Another Case of Legionnaires’ Reported

  Big buildings, hot tubs and warm weather might have led to the conditions that resulted in several local cases of Legionnaires’ disease, medical and building experts said. A day after news broke of four cases of Legionnaires’ disease tied to two LA Fitness gyms...