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...

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...

Legionnaires’ Disease Making a Comeback

  Older Americans are at higher risk for the bacterial pneumonia. by Lisa Esposito | Staff Writer July 6, 2016, at 9:26 a.m. Legionnaires’ disease is back on the rise, with several new outbreaks in June alone. A Hawaiian island resort, a Pittsburgh hospital...

Preventing NTM Infections from Heater-Cooler Instruments

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections and contamination associated with heater-cooler devices, especially during cardiac surgery are a growing concern. According to the FDA’s Medical Device Review (MDR) database, US hospitals across 10 states account for 34% of...