Legionella News


Dec

22

2016
Protective Order Overturned for Flint Legionella Investigation

Protective Order Overturned for Flint Legionella Investigation

The Michigan Court of Appeals have overturned a Protective Order that allowed the McLaren Flint Hospital to withhold documents regarding their water crisis and outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease. As of yesterday, there have been 16 reported cases of Legionnaires’ in Genessee County, Michigan. This County includes the city of Flint.   (Photo: Max Ortiz / The Detroit News)


Dec

13

2016
Senator Casey Seeks Federal Investigation into CDC

Senator Casey Seeks Federal Investigation into CDC

Sen. Bob Casey has called for a formal inquiry in light of the CDC emails regarding their handling of the 2012 Legionnaire’s outbreak at the Oakland VA. From the article:  “It is of great concern to me and should be to anyone interested in this that there could be bias in the CDC’s results in this investigation” of the Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ outbreak, Mr. Casey said…

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Dec

12

2016
J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

CDC emails on VA Legionnaires’ investigation raise questions

Sean Hamil investigates bias against Copper Silver Ionization in newly released emails from the CDC. From the article, “…The emails of Dr. Whitney and seven of her CDC colleagues revealed personal biases against Dr. Yu and Ms. Stout, as well as copper-silver systems, which discharge minute amounts of copper and silver ions into water to kill Legionella. While personal bias itself does not always directly affect the…

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