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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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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Turkey

Federal officials say one person has died and dozens of people have gotten sick from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to ground turkey.

08/02/2011

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Local Doctor Treats Cholera Patients In Haiti

Months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is now dealing with a quickly-spreading disease that’s already killed hundreds of people and sickened thousands more. Cholera is the most agonizing type of diarrhea, and if not treated […]

KDKA-TV–10/24/2010

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Whooping Cough Making A Comeback

Cases of whooping cough are at the highest levels since the 1950s. In California, it is the worst outbreak in 60 years with 10 deaths already. Contributing to this are children who aren’t fully immunized, […]

KDKA-TV–10/21/2010

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