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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Deadly Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Australia


{1:15 minutes to read} Legionnaires’ Disease is truly a global public health risk. In the latest outbreak, nine cases, with one death, occurred in Sydney, Australia. Australian health authorities have concluded the victims were exposed to Legionella bacteria in Sydney’s Central Business District. Although the health department reported that it believes the outbreak is over, it is still searching for the source.

Despite the fact that there were regulations to try and prevent the spread of Legionnaire’s Disease, there was still a deadly outbreak.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Bronx Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak: OCTOBER UPDATE

{2:10 minutes to read} In response to the Legionnaires’ outbreak in the summer of 2015, the City Council passed a bill that’s intended to curb the future spread of the illness.

Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria. The disease is transmitted to people when they inhale water droplets that contain Legionella. A common place for Legionella to live is in cooling towers. A cooling tower is a rooftop installation that cools the water used in air conditioning systems. Water vapor produced in the water cooling process is released into the air. That water vapor can carry Legionella. People contract Legionnaires’ disease when they inhale that contaminated water vapor. 


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Negligence Complaint Filed against South Bronx Hotel That Was Found to be the Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

NEW YORK, NY — Ronald J. Katter of The Katter Law Firm has announced that he has filed a complaint in New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County, on behalf of Leslie Noble, a healthy 54-year-old man who contracted Legionnaires’ disease that came from cooling towers located on the rooftop of the Opera House Hotel in the South Bronx. The complaint names Opera House Hotel and Empire Hotel Group, LLC as the defendants. Mr. Katter is being advised on this case by Jules Zacher, Attorney at Law, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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