Legionnaire’s disease News

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 …

Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found at 4 American Airlines Hangars at DFW

American Airlines has increased safety precautions after low levels of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were found in water at four maintenance hangers in Texas. KXAS-TV reported that the bacteria was discovered at the American hangars at Dallas-Fort Worth …

Multiple Lawsuits Filed over Flint Water Contamination, Legionnaires’ Disease

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint, Mich., residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires’ disease. …

Man Sues NYC Hotel Named as Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

A New York man who came down with Legionnaires’ disease and spent several days in a hospital has filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel identified by authorities as the source of the deadly outbreak. Leslie Noble’s lawsuit against the …