Following a seven-day stay at a veterans home that has been plagued with cases of Legionnaires' disease, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced near-term and longer-term plans to try to reduce the health risks for staff members and the 600 residents who live there.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday temporarily moved into a veterans' home in the spotlight for multiple Legionnaires' outbreaks. The move came a day before federal health officials sent recommendations to the state on how to lessen the risk of future outbreaks.
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A New York senior living community is taking precautions after Legionnaires' disease recently was diagnosed in a resident who was hospitalized but has been released.
A four-month-old senior living community in Maryland is taking precautionary measures after two residents were found to have Legionnaires' disease. The experience may prove informative to other communities at a time when the CDC says that incidence of the infection is increasing.
If you want to decrease the likelihood of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in your community, make sure you're managing the water system properly. That advice comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which on Tuesday released a new "Vital Signs" report about the disease and how to prevent it.
Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans' Home, where 50 cases of the disease have been reported.
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A Jacksonville, FL, senior living community planned to decontaminate its water system Aug. 14 after two residents fell ill with pneumonia caused by the bacteria associated with Legionnaires' disease.