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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Pittsburgh Hospital Had Legionella In Ice Machines

The bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease was found in ice machines at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s flagship hospital, where officials say one patient died and two were sickened by the bug last year.

05/02/2014

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Internal Reviews Find Human Error At VA Responsible For Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Two internal reviews regarding the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease at Pittsburgh’s VA facilities shows employees and staff may have been responsible for the deadly outbreak.

03/12/2014

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Legionella Found In Sharpsburg Senior High Rise Building

One person was sickened by Legionella found in the water of a senior high rise building in Sharpsburg.

11/19/2013

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Oakland Restaurant Reopens After E. Coli Investigation

An E. coli outbreak linked to a restaurant in Oakland sickened five people this month. Today, the restaurant reopened and the Health Department has not nailed down the source of the E. coli.

10/31/2013

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Health Department Probing 5 E. Coli Cases At Oakland Restaurant

The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating after five people were diagnosed with E. coli infections after eating at a restaurant in Oakland this month.

10/30/2013

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Congress Opens Another VA Hearing About Legionnaire’s Disease

A Congressional committee is holding a second hearing on a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals that killed at least five patients and sickened 21 since 2011.

09/09/2013

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Congressman Wants VA To Rescind Staff Bonuses

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to rescind more than $100,000 in bonuses given to VA leaders in the wake of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.

08/09/2013

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Health Officials Working To Identify How Stomach Bug Outbreak Began

Health officials in two states have zeroed in on what’s making hundreds of people sick with a stomach bug. But investigators still don’t know what’s triggering cases in 13 other states.

07/31/2013

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Sen. Casey: Federal Probe Into VA Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shows Failures

Sen. Bob Casey says the findings of a federal investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Pittsburgh VA are an important step toward preventing future occurrences.

04/23/2013

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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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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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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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What Can We Do About The Meningitis Outbreak?

KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf talks with Dr. Steven Ostroff from the Pennsylvania Department of Health about the outbreak of fungal meningitis.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/15/2012

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Pittsburgh Montessori School Closed Due To Norovirus

Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-8 is closed today while cleaning crews work to disinfect the building after a likely outbreak of norovirus. Officials say a high volume of both staff and students have become ill.

10/28/2011

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