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Month: November 2018

Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in West Virginia

Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in West Virginia

The HCHD confirmed four cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the county after news broke of one illness connected to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Lab results received by the Hancock County Health Department confirmed that four employees were tested positive for legionella bacteria. The bacteria  is found in freshwater environments such as lakes and streams, and also can be found in places such as showerheads; sink faucets; cooling towers; hot tubs; decorative fountains; water features; hot water tanks; heaters; and large…

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MANAGING THE WATERBORNE RISK IN THE HEALTH SETTINGS.
THE FRENCH GUIDELINES 2005.

MANAGING THE WATERBORNE RISK IN THE HEALTH SETTINGS.
THE FRENCH GUIDELINES 2005.

Introduction Since the 80’s some cases of waterborne Healthcare Associated infections (HAIs) were described, but this concern was really taken into consideration in France during the 90’s, in relation with the Mycobacterium xenopi outbreak in the « Clinique du Sport » in Paris from 1993 to 1999 (1). A first case of osteomyelitis after endoscopic nucleotomy was reported in june 1993, inducing investigations which evidenced 9 cases, all operated in this clinic under endoscopy from 1988 to 1993. The origin of this…

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