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As Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Surge, Lawsuits Pile Up

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Can legal liability prompt action where regulation has yet to catch up?

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Soar Again, Set New Record

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The reported cases of Legionnaires' disease in 2018 increased by 33 percent, according to official federal government data.

Vast Differences in Legionnaires’ Disease Response by Industry

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Outside of healthcare, there are few rules for preventing spread of Legionnaires’ disease in buildings.

116 Confirmed Cases in North Carolina’s Largest Recorded Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

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Outbreak investigation centers on a fairgrounds in North Carolina’s western foothills.

The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A with Patrick Breysse of the CDC

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For public health “you have to confront Legionnaires’ disease,” Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said.

Report: Updated Laws and Collaboration Needed to Control Legionnaires’ Disease, America’s Deadliest Waterborne Illness

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A National Academies report has identified deficiencies in plumbing and building codes, policies, and research to prevent the spread of Legionella.

Too Soon To Know Hospital Compliance with Federal Government Legionella Policy

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Hospitals and nursing homes that receive government payments were ordered in June 2017 to pay greater attention to harmful bacteria in their plumbing systems.

CDC Releases Latest U.S. Legionnaires’ Disease Data

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Legionnaires’ disease, a pneumonia-like illness, is the deadliest waterborne disease in the United States, killing about one in eleven people it sickens.

Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Persist in the U.S.

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The most acute U.S. water contamination health risk defies control.

Many Questions as Expert Committee Begins Study of Legionella in Plumbing

The National Academy of Sciences addresses risks from deadliest U.S. water disease.

Deadly Legionella Bacteria Are Common in U.S. Building Plumbing

Water samples from cooling towers across the country show signs of the bacteria.

Risks Grow for Deadliest U.S. Drinking Water Hazard

Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease are surging upwards.