Legionnaires Disease

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Officials Take Quick Action After Legionella Detected At Nursing Home

When a female resident at York Commons was diagnosed last month with pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria, county officials tested a water sample from the a senior citizens’ high-rise in Lawrenceville. The results forced them into action.

04/14/2013

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Casey Introduces Legislation Requiring VA To Report Legionnaires’

New legislation is being proposed in response to a Legionnaires’ outbreak at the VA Healthcare System in Pittsburgh that killed five patients.

03/26/2013

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Recent Legionnaire’s Outbreak Matches 1982 Strain

The latest family to wonder what the VA knew and when they knew it is the family of 74-year-old Clark Compston.

02/25/2013

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U.S. Attorney To Conduct Investigation Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

U.S. Attorney David Hickton says he intends to conduct his own investigation of the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at local veterans hospitals.

02/15/2013

Sen. Casey Calls For Federal Officials To Release VA Report To Public

Sen. Bob Casey is calling for federal officials to release a report on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.

02/14/2013

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Former VA Employee Says He Contracted Legionnaire’s

A former Pittsburgh VA employee says he’s also contracted Legionnaire’s disease.

02/12/2013

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CDC Releases Report On Pittsburgh VA Legionnaire’s Outbreak

As the investigation moves forward into the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at Pittsburgh Veteran’s Hospital facilities, more and more emphasis will be placed on a 56-page assessment from the Centers for Disease Control.

02/12/2013

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Legionella Not Just Found In Hospitals, Some Homes Infected

Federal officials now say five people may have died from Legionnaires’ disease at Pittsburgh VA hospitals, but it’s not just hospitals where people are at risk of the legionella bacteria.

02/11/2013

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VA Pittsburgh: Another Veteran Dies After Contracting Legionnaires’

The VA in Pittsburgh has announced the death of another veteran as a result of Legionnaires’ disease.

02/08/2013

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U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing On VA Legionnaires Outbreak

A Congressional committee is looking into the recent Legionnaires’ outbreak at several Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals.

02/05/2013

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Federal Officials Probing Pittsburgh VA Legionnaire’s Outbreak

Federal officials are now looking into the fatal Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the Pittsburgh VA.

02/04/2013

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Pittsburgh VA To Be Investigated After Legionnaire’s Outbreak

The Office of Inspector General will start its investigation Monday, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs said.

01/11/2013

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Casey Asks Top VA Official For Answers On Legionnaires Disease

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs has assured Sen. Bob Casey that he’s on top of the outbreak of Legionnaires Disease at the VA hospitals in Pittsburgh.

12/06/2012

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Investigation Into Legionnaire’s Disease At VA Hospital Widening

The investigation into Legionnaire’s disease at Pittsburgh’s VA Hospital is widening.

12/04/2012

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VA Hospital: Water System Is Clear

Officials say the water system at VA Pittsburgh’s University Drive campus is cleared of Legionella.

11/30/2012

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