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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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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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Controversy Brewing Over VA Hospital Presidential Award

When Maureen Ciarolla of Monroeville heard who the latest recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award is, she had a lot to say.

05/02/2013

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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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Ground Broken On New Butler VA Facility

Ground was broken on a new VA facility in Butler County today.

04/05/2013

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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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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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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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