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Legionella Bacteria Turns Up During Routine Testing At VA Complex In Oakland

In May of last year the opening of the VA Hospital’s new medical building in Oakland was a tonic after all the bad publicity because of the Legionella bacteria outbreak at veterans’ facilities here.

08/30/2013

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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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Casey Calls On CDC To Review All Local Legionnaires’ Cases

A sixth death from legionella bacteria — possibly linked to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh — has prompted U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to call on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to re-examine all cases of legionnaire’s disease in the Pittsburgh area.

07/30/2013

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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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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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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