Latest Legionnaires' disease News

Legionnaires' disease cases found in former Rolla patients

Jan. 25, 2022 13:36 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials are working to determine how four people contracted Legionnaire's disease while hospitalized last year at Phelps Health in Rolla, the state health department announced Tuesday. The four patients were hospitalized between May and December...

Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

Jan. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for Michigan's former health director urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the 2014-15 Flint water crisis, saying the criminal case would have a chilling effect on public employees at all levels of government. ...

Judge reaffirms review of documents in Flint water cases

Jan. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Flint water investigation must stop using certain documents seized from state offices until an independent team reviews them for any violation of attorney-client privilege. Genesee County Judge Elizabeth Kelly on Friday turned down a request...

Indiana inmate dies amid prison Legionnaires disease cases

Dec. 03, 2021 15:53 PM EST

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana prison inmate has died after being among those confirmed ill with Legionnaire’s disease amid an outbreak of the bacterial lung infection at the facility, state prison officials said. The inmate from the Pendleton Correctional...

Legionnaires outbreak reported at central Indiana prison

Dec. 02, 2021 12:37 PM EST

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana prison is facing an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, with five inmates either testing positive for the bacterial lung infection or with probable cases, officials said. State correction and health officials are working to...

Family of man who got Legionnaires at UW Hospital is suing

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The family of a leukemia patient who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at UW Hospital in 2018 has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in his death. Siblings of 66-year-old Dennis Frye filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court...

Legionnaires' disease case at Missouri mental health center

Nov. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — State health officials said Thursday a case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed in a patient from the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center in Farmington. Debra Walker, a spokeswoman for the Department of Mental Health, said the mental...