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Sen. Bob Casey today introduced a bill that would require VA Health System medical facilities nationwide to report confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease and other infectious diseases to health agencies. Mr. Casey, D-Pa., introduced the bill in the
Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Maintenance and communications problems led to the Legionnaires' outbreak that sickened 21 veterans and killed five of them at the Pittsburgh VA hospital in 2011 and 2012, according to a review by the U.S. Veterans'
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Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tests on a man who was a patient at the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs hospital in Oakland and died at the end of January after contracting Legionnaires' disease show that he did not contract the illness in the hospital.
Wednesday Feb 27, 2013 The source of Legionnaires' disease contracted by a young girl at Starship Children's Hospital remains unknown. The girl is in a critical condition and possible sources of the disease, including shower heads, taps, air
A child battling legionnaires disease is believed to have been exposed to the potentially deadly bacteria during a stay at Starship Children's Hospital. The child is in intensive care and other patients in the ward have been tested for the disease,
Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The wife of the most recent victim of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs hospitals said Thursday that two weeks after her husband died in November, and the day before her husband was to
Faulty maintenance and poor management at two Pittsburgh VA hospitals may have contributed to the deaths of five patients from a deadly strain of Legionnaires disease, according to testimony at a Congressional hearing on Tuesday. Those allegations
Federal health officials now say five people may have died from Legionnaires' disease at local Veterans Affairs hospitals over the last two years, not the one person previously reported, a congressman said Tuesday. The information emerged at a
Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A House subcommittee looking into the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Veterans' Affairs hospital in Oakland that has killed at least one veteran, will hear during a hearing Tuesday from two former researchers