Legionnaires' Disease

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Preventing Legionnaires' disease in LTC

Preventing Legionnaires' disease in LTC

It is not often that we think of Legionnaires' disease, the form of pneumonia brought on by inhaling aerosolized water containing L pneumophila bacteria. But when the illness rears its ugly head, the results can be disastrous for those exposed.

After weeklong stay, Illinois Governor proposes task force to study fixes for veterans home with Legionnaires' history

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) said this week he would convene a task force to look at how to best overhaul a state veterans home and prevent another outbreak of Legionnaires'.

Legionnaires' traced to LTC

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Long-term care facilities were the largest single source of Legionnaires' disease cases in healthcare facilities in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

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Since "touchless" faucets became widely available in the late 1980s, they were believed to be an effective tool for combating the spread of infections. But a 2011 study published by Johns Hopkins University has raised questions.

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Healthcare facilities advised to shut down decorative fountains following Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Healthcare facilities should shut down indoor decorative fountains to avoid the spread of Legionnaire's disease, according to a new study.