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Recent Atlanta Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks: CDC Atlanta Legionnaires Disease Investigation In the latest Atlanta Legionnaires disease investigation, the CDC has closed several buildings it leases in Atlanta after their cooling towers have tested positive for Legionella.  “During the recent closures at our leased space in Atlanta, working through the General Services Administration (GSA), CDC directed the landlord to take protective actions,” the CDC said in a statement to CNN.  “Despite their best efforts, CDC…
Residents of Texas, be aware. Austin Public Health (APH) has announced it is investigating an outbreak of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by a parasite, after at least 82 cases were reported. A source us not yet identified in this Austin-Travis County Cyclospora Outbreak. APH said the earliest symptom onset was reported on June 1. About the Austin-Travis County Cyclospora Outbreak “While we may be in COVID-19 season, we cannot forget the other diseases and…
You may have a homemade cloth face mask. Maybe, you learned how to make a face mask out of an easy DIY pattern you found online. You clever reader. It could be that you bought disposable masks, your time matters. I get it. Here’s what we know about Face Masks and Legionnaires disease. If you’ve chosen to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines, it’s important to keep your face clean. More than that, you need to…
Senior living facilities across the country are on guard against coronavirus. Several have been battered by the disease, losing many of their residents. Almost all have seen life inside change dramatically as they adopt restrictions meant to protect their residents, who are more vulnerable to infection than the general population. COVID-19 and Legionnaires’ disease is becoming a secondary issue in these places – especially in the latest SKLD Bloomingfield Hills Legionnaires outbreak. Legionella and Nursing…
13 Manitoba citizens have fallen ill after contracting Salmonella poisoning from red onions. Investigations show the outbreak is linked to Imperial Fresh red onions imported from California to Canada. Here’s what we know about this Manitoba Salmonella Onion Outbreak: Manitoba Salmonella Onion Outbreak As of August 1st, white, yellow, and sweet onions are also recalled due to possible cross contamination from the diseased red onions. Ground zero of this multi-national problem is said to be…
Red Onions from America are carrying Salmonella to Canada. Investigations have exposed the mysterious Salmonella outbreak that spread over two nations are linked to a California farm. The case is solved, but not closed as the source is newly discovered and consumers continue to eat unaware of the health concerns. Here is what we know about the Alberta Onions Salmonella Outbreak. The Source of the Alberta Onions Salmonella Outbreak It is likely a California company,…
As if things were not bad enough with us dealing with a pandemic, now, Colorado is in the middle of a Salmonella Outbreak. Along with this outbreak, we are now told there is a recall now that the CDC and Health Officials have figured out where the Salmonella originated. Colorado is one of the states who have found themselves in this middle of this outbreak. Here is what we know about the Colorado Onions Salmonella…
Over the past few weeks the CDC has been keeping a close eye on a Salmonella outbreak that has hit Montana and multiple other states, and has infected over 200 individuals. While this is not the first time an outbreak of this size has caused this kind of turmoil, it is the first time we have had to battle an outbreak during a pandemic. Talk about a double-whammy. Here’s what we know about this Montana…
Oregon (among other states) is in the middle of a large and dangerous outbreak. Over the past few weeks, more and more cases of Salmonella have been reported, which have now been linked to red onions. During the midst of a pandemic, it is hard to not let other outbreaks cast a shadow but we need to still be aware of them. Here is what we know about this an Oregon Red Onions Salmonella Outbreak:…
You flush the toilet.  The water rushes from the tank into the bowl.  A siphon effect pulls the wastewater through the s-shaped pipe, emptying its contents to a sewage system with a pronounced gurgle.  Everything goes down, right?  This might not be the case.  The effects may prove more dangerous, and gross than you have ever imagined. Legionnaires’ Disease from Toilets for instance. Toilet Plume Aerosols Are a Thing While the solids follow the pull…