Legionnaires' pneumonia

The Southern Nevada Health District announced that the number of confirmed Legionnaires’ disease cases has risen to seven – with 29 more cases suspected – five months after an outbreak was originally reported at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

In addition, there were 56 suspected cases of Pontiac fever, which is

Another person is dead, and three additional cases been linked to the Anaheim Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, it was announced Wednesday by the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA).

Two of the three new cases involved individuals who visited Disneyland. Of the 15 cases, 11 involved people who visited Disneyland in September, including one who worked

The J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA in Lawrenceville, GA, temporarily closed its pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room and shower areas last week because of the potential for Legionella bacteria infection, according to multiple news outlets. All other areas of the suburban Atlanta facility remained open to the public.

Legionella is the bacteria that causes

Five people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease at an elderly care facility in the Bronx, NY, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has confirmed.

The five, all residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, were diagnosed with pneumonia last month and subsequently tested positive for Legionella bacteria, which is the bacteria

Update, Nov. 3
One of the two residents sickened with Legionnaires’ disease at Sky View Rehabilitation & Health Care in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, has died, authorities announced Thursday. Carmella Scafuri, 93, passed away Tuesday. The other resident is still receiving care.

Original post, Oct. 31
Legionnaires’ disease has been confirmed in two residents of Sky View

Update, Nov. 3
The count of individuals infected with Legionnaires’ disease in downtown Flushing was increased to 15 on Thursday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), according to news reports. The DOHMH said the 15th person was infected well before Oct. 24, when the department announced the cluster. That

The Randolph County Health Department has advised Cross Road Retirement Community in Asheboro, NC, to take precautionary measures after a former and current resident tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, according to news reports.

The former resident tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease after moving out of the assisted-living facility, but it’s believed that the patient

The 12th Street entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home, the largest and oldest veterans’ home in the state of Illinois.

Legionnaires’ disease is once again afflicting the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL, after two residents contracted the disease and one victim died, according to multiple news reports.

Legionnaires’ disease,

Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) officials have confirmed a sixth case of Legionnaires’ disease at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Round Rock, TX, a suburb of Austin, according to multiple news reports.

The infected individual was a recent guest of the hotel and is currently hospitalized, according to a WCCHD spokesperson.



ECMC on Sept. 15, 2005. PHOTO/Harry Scull, Jr., Buffalo News

The Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY, found slightly elevated levels of Legionella bacteria in the hospital’s water supply. Testing was ordered after a patient was suspected of being sickened with