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Legionnaires Disease

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Cases of Legionnaires Disease in New York--Are You At Risk?

{1:40 minutes to read] This month, the New York City Department of Health confirmed that there were two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at the New York City Housing Authority's Rangel Houses in Manhattan. It also confirmed that there were two other cases in the past 12 months, linked to a building on Sedgwick Avenue, in the Bronx. Although the Health Department said these were isolated cases, it also noted that steps were being taken to prevent more people from becoming infected.

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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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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What Can the Bronx Teach Michigan?

{2:00 minutes to read} Every year, between 8,000-18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease. Regrettably, local outbreaks are becoming more common. The different responses by officials in New York and Michigan are case studies of how public health authorities can make a difference in protecting people from this disease.   

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Bronx Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak: DECEMBER UPDATE

{2:55 minutes to read} Our prior blog posts have reported on the tragic outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, New York. Here are recent developments:

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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 31, 2015

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: Are We Safe?

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The Katter Law Firm is the first law firm to take legal action against a Bronx, New York, luxury hotel  alleged to be the source of the recent and largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York. 


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