Legionnaires' pneumonia

The third case of Legionnaires’ disease since August was confirmed this week at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, TX, according to multiple news reports.

The sickened employee is the third civilian worker to come down with the serious respiratory illness in Building #15, an administrative building and clinic near the main

The state of New York led the nation last year with 1,009 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – despite stricter state regulations meant to protect against the proliferation of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers, hospitals, and residential health-care facilities.

More than 40 percent of cases –

Only a month after a new Legionnaires’ disease death was reported in the Flint water crisis, another case of the deadly respiratory illness was announced at a nursing home in Flint, according to multiple news reports. The disease was reported last week to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The Genesee County

A 52-year-old woman from Michigan’s Genesee County was killed by Legionnaires’ disease late in December, making her the 13th victim in the deadly outbreak caused by the Flint water crisis. Two waves of the outbreak in 2015 killed 12 and sickened nearly 90.

Karenise Westbrook of Flint died of the same Legionella bacteria strain as

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) linked two cases of Legionnaires’ disease to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, according to news reports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified IDPH last Thursday that an out-of-state patient treated at the hospital in November had contracted the disease. Another patient was treated at the

Two members at the Yakima (WA) Athletic Club were confirmed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to a Dec. 15 news release from the Yakima Health District. The men’s hot tub has been identified as the source of the Legionella bacteria.

The health district took water samples from the athletic club – located at 2501 Racquet

A woman from the United Kingdom filed a lawsuit after contracting Legionnaires’ disease while staying at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, TN, according to news reports.

Jennifer Walker of West Yorkshire, England, is one of nine hotel guests who contracted the deadly respiratory illness after lodging at The Guest House over the summer. 

A 50-year-old California man filed the first lawsuit against Ceasars Entertainment Corp. in connection with a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in June at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, according to news reports.

Christopher Moncado of Long Beach filed suit Tuesday in Nevada’s Clark County District Court. Moncado has been on disability since contracting the

Another resident has taken ill with Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (IVHQ), a month after two residents were sickened with the disease, according to a Nov. 28 news release from the Illinois Department of Health.

The illnesses come two years after a 2015 outbreak at the IVHQ in which 12 people

While the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Disneyland has dominated the news cycle, other Legionnaires’ disease cases have popped up across the country:

  • In northern California: A Sonoma County woman died recently from Legionnaires’ disease, the Sonoma County Public Health department announced Nov. 27. The case – the fourth in the county this year –