Legionnaire’s disease News

Insurers Alert to Avoiding Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks as Buildings Reopen

Commercial insurers are scrutinizing building managers’ efforts to avoid outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease as they re-open movie theaters, gyms, schools and offices that had been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, industry sources told Reuters. Legionnaires’ disease is …

Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Atlanta Hotel

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials are investigating …

Legionnaire’s Crisis Behind Illinois Damage-Award Veto Override

People who are harmed or injured in incidents that are the state government’s fault will be eligible for damage awards of as much as $2 million after the state House voted to override a veto by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. …

New Hampshire Hotel Sued Over Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak

Two Massachusetts women are suing a New Hampshire hotel at the center of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak. WMUR-TV reports that Louise Pare, of Gardner, Mass., and Celeste Billington, of Templeton, Mass., were diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease after staying at The …

Officials Report Third Case of Legionnaires Disease at Illinois Veterans Home

A third person has contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a western Illinois veterans home where two other cases were identified last month, state officials said. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported the …

Kentucky Woman’s Death Attributed to Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Graceland Hotel

A Kentucky woman was sickened by Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a hotel near the Tennessee home of famed singer Elvis Presley and later died, and an autopsy says the pneumonia caused her death. The Commercial Appeal reports the 62-year-old …

9 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Now Connected to Graceland Hotel

Health officials say the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland has risen to nine. The Shelby County Health Department said in late June that four people contracted the illness after staying …

5 Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ From Graceland Hotel Outbreak

Health officials say five people have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease in connection with an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland. The Shelby County Health Department said last week four people were diagnosed with the illness after staying at The …

Legionnaires Outbreak at Graceland Hotel Under Investigation

Health officials are investigating a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the hotel located at Graceland, the tourist attraction centered on the life of late singer Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee. The Shelby County Health Department said in a news release last …

Michigan Health Chief, Others Face Criminal Charges over Flint Water

Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires’ disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member …