"These can include other microbial hazards, such as non-tuberculous mycobacteria, changes in water chemistry that lead to corrosion, leaching of metals (such as lead) into stagnant water, disinfection by-products, and sewer gases that enter buildings through dry sanitary sewer drain traps," it says. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus shutdown causes new risk at CDC: Legionnaire’s disease
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Dr. Richard Besser, who was an acting CDC chief during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic in 2009, said return to school has been complicated by the mixed messages. "If you have politicians saying that CDC guidance is a barrier to getting children back into school, instead of the roadmap for doing it safely, then whole system breaks down," Besser said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus infections among younger populations are skyrocketing, WHO says
The group launched a study of Covid-19 patients that will monitor how their disease and its possible aftereffects, specifically chronic conditions that might occur after an illness, evolve. The researchers will analyze patients' genomes, as well as complete protein and metabolism profiles at regular intervals. … [Read more...] about Chronic fatigue syndrome a possible long-term effect of Covid-19, experts say
About 7,500 US cases of Legionnaires' disease were reported to the CDC in 2017, the agency said, adding that it's likely an underestimate because the illness is underdiagnosed. The reported rate of people who get Legionnaires' disease has risen by 550% since 2000. … [Read more...] about What is Legionnaires’ disease and how many people does it affect?
"During our closure, we have been working closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton County Board of Health and environmental experts to conduct testing to ensure there is no threat of Legionella infection," Peduzzi wrote. "A thorough cleaning of the hotel's entire water distribution system has been completed as a precautionary measure, including cleaning, scrubbing and chlorination of all water features." … [Read more...] about Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak at Atlanta hotel is the largest on record in Georgia