Legionnaires' Disease

FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday, June 13, 2019, against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. The defendants include Michigan's former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to timely alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that occurred in 2014-15 when Flint was drawing improperly treated water from the Flint River. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 14, 2019 - 5:28 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster. Seven of 15 people had taken plea deals with no jail time, and their...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday, June 13, 2019, against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. The defendants include Michigan's former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to timely alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that occurred in 2014-15 when Flint was drawing improperly treated water from the Flint River. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 13, 2019 - 5:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions...
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June 03, 2019 - 9:43 am
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — A patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a recently opened hospital, authorities said. The patient who died Sunday was among the seven who had been diagnosed with the disease after being hospitalized at Mount Carmel Grove City, Mount Carmel Health...
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 Drugs and syringe for Legionnaires' disease.
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David Caplan
May 24, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Five people have died in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, in New Jersey's Union County, the state's Department of Health announced Friday. The agency said it was aware of 22 confirmed cases of the disease in people who live in or visited the county. The affected people...
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FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record. — Michael...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017 file photo, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette fields questions from reporters in Flint, Mich., after announcing charges against five water officials with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint water crisis. In 2016, Schuette promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars...
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 Drugs and syringe for Legionnaires' disease.
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October 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two residents living on the same road in the Bronx have reportedly come down with Legionnaires’ disease. Health Department officials held a public meeting Tuesday night to inform residents in the area about the Legionnaires’ scare. Officials said several buildings along...
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 Drugs and syringe for Legionnaires' disease.
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October 10, 2018 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City health officials say one person has died in connection with the latest cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases in lower Washington Heights that has stricken 16 people. The Health Department said Wednesday the person had underlying health conditions. It's the second...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ROME (AP) — Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria — including the one that causes Legionnaires' disease — inhaled from the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has afflicted nearly 150 people. Experts said Monday that a single contamination but...
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September 02, 2018 - 2:33 pm
Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at a public housing complex in the Bronx.
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