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Month: July 2018

Nursing home and Legionnaires disease

Nursing home and Legionnaires disease

Nursing home : A patient tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease In New Jersey, a patient was two weeks ago tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe and deadly form of pneumonia.  Legionella species grow in aquatic environments where optimal temperatures range for 20°C ± 1°C to 45°C ±1°C. Beyond 70°C± 1°C, no more development is possible. The facility did analysis and closed fountains, ice machines and aerosols. Indeed fountains, whirlpool spas, hot tubs, humidifies, hot water tangs and evaporative condensers of large…

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Manhattan – Infection Legionellosis

Manhattan – Infection Legionellosis

In Manhattan eight people had been hospitalized due to a spread of Legionella.   Legionella bacteria develops in warm water and moist air.  In manhattan 8 people had been contaminated, people were aged range from 40 to over 80 years old. Investigators are testing water towers in the northern Manhattan neighborhood where the cluster occurred to identify the source. At this time, no death have been reported. The symptoms develop between 2 and 10 days after be in connection with…

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