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Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaires' Disease In Chicago Area Traced To Gym Hot Tub

Posted 11.14.2013 | Chicago

Suburban Chicago authorities have confirmed an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and say it's been traced to the hot tub inside a Naperville fitness...

Inter-Kingdom Horizontal DNA Transfer in All Directions: Infectious Bacteria Evolve by Acquiring Protein Domains From Eukaryotic Hosts

James A. Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Earlier blogs have covered horizontal DNA transfer between bacteria and from bacteria and fungi to animals. This blog will present some of the evidence for horizontal transfer in the reverse direction: DNA acquisition by infectious bacteria from eukaryotic hosts.

Legionnaires' Bacteria Found In 3 Suburban Schools

Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago

Traces of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were discovered Thursday in three schools in suburban Batavia, Ill. Though the disease can...

Is Your Water Making You Sick?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Understanding water quality is imperative for our future if we are to make the best decisions and investments in keeping our waters in the U.S. and on this planet clear, clean and safe.

3rd Death Reported In Rare Disease's Outbreak At JW Marriott

Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

A third death has been reported in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a high-end hotel in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that, ac...

High-End Hotel's Bacteria Outbreak Claims 2 Lives, Infects More

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

A bacterial disease whose origin was traced to a high-end Chicago hotel is responsible for eight infections and two deaths. Health officials said M...

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Traced To Loop Hotel

Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A downtown Chicago hotel is spreading the message to recent guests that they may have been exposed to a bacteria that causes respirat...

Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found In Luxor Water Samples

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living

LAS VEGAS -- Health officials in Las Vegas said Monday that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in water samples at the Luxor hot...

Legionnaires' Cases In U.S. Triple Over Decade, But Treatments Improve

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Cases of Legionnaires' disease have tripled in the last decade, U.S. health officials said Thursday, but the risk of dying from it is ...

Vegas Hotel Guests Get Sick With Legionnaire's Disease

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.14.2011 | Travel

Six cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been reported among guests of the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, reports the Associated Press. Tests of...

REVEALED: Cause Of Mysterious Playboy Mansion Illness

AP | Posted 06.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County health officials say the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in a hot tub at the Playboy Mansi...

Health Officials Find Harmful Bacteria At Playboy Mansion

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease were found at the Playboy Mansion during an investigation into an illness that affec...

8 Handshake Alternatives to Ward off the Flu

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

With flu season already upon us, I can't stop thinking about President Obama's shared chest bump with a Naval Academy graduate. That was when I added...

PHOTOS: Gross! Hepatitis, Staph And Other Infections You Can Catch From Swimming In The Ocean

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether we like it or not, our nation's beaches are not as clean as we would prefer them to be. Ocean water contaminated with sewage, storm run-off an...

CTA Employee Robert Pierce Dies Of Legionnaires' Disease

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A CTA worker has now died following hospitalization for Legionnaire's Disease. ...

Is it Safe To Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Above 50 degreesC (122 degreesF They can survive but do not multiply 35 to 46 degreesC (95 to 115 degreesF Ideal growth range 20 to 50 degreesC (68 to...