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Legionnaires Disease Rocks Illinois Veterans Home

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) is reporting that a number of residents at a facility in Manteno have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, an often deadly form of pneumonia transmitted through tiny airborne water droplets.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Reported at Wisconsin Hospital

One person died and at least 10 others developed symptoms of Legionnaires disease at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. The Director of Infection Control there says the outbreak is related to a reduction in waterflow at the facility...

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Potential Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Investigated in Florida

At least 2 cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at the same apartment complex in Pinellas County, Florida, according to WFLA-TV.

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Source of New York Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Identified

A housing complex in Manhattan has been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that sickened at least 27 people and killed 1.

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Illinois Veterans Home Struck by Legionnaires’ Outbreak Gets $4.1 Million

The federal government is gifting Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans home where a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease claimed the lives of 13 people.

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Wisconsin Refinery Explosion Injures 11

An explosion devastated an oil refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, and forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital.

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Two Men Injured in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

Two oilfield workers in Wewoka, Oklahoma, were injured on Monday when an oil and gas pumping unit exploded near U.S. 270 and State Highway 56.

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Yale Study Finds Legionella Bacteria Increased Near Watersheds, Drainage Basins

The number of new cases of Legionnaires’ disease has increased in recent years, and a new Yale University study indicates that people living near watersheds have the highest risk of developing the illness.

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5 Workers Missing, Feared Dead in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

Investigators say 5 workers who went missing after an oil rig explosion in Oklahoma are now presumed dead.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Veterans’ Home After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A nursing home in Quincy, Illinois, is being sued after 13 U.S. military veterans died from Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria.