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 –

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

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