Cook County Jail Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ DiseaseThe inmate was hospitalized July 6 with symptoms similar to those of pneumonia, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office. Tuesday, the inmate tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease, a severe bacterial infection.
Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires' OutbreakA federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
8 Now Dead From Legionnaires' Disease In Western IllinoisState officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeOfficials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the state Department of Public Health say that all of the victims were elderly residents with underlying medical conditions.
Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaire's DiseaseThe Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire's Disease.
Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In ChicagoPublic health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
One Chicago Death From Legionella ReportedA person living at a Gold Coast rehabilitation center has died of legionella, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The agency had very few details, but said the victim was living at Warren Barr Gold Coast. Officials say they aren’t sure how the victim contracted the disease.
2 Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease Traced To Hot Tub At Naperville LA Fitness Two people have contracted Legionnaires Disease in west suburban Naperville. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports that public health officials are trying to assure it doesn't spread.
Legionnaire's Survivor Gets Prosthetics To Replace Lost Legs, ArmHe thought he simply had a high fever, but a Round Lake Beach man actually had Legionnaire’s Disease, a deadly form of pneumonia that nearly killed him.
Legionnaires Bacteria Found In Batavia SchoolsA health scare for parents and students in the far west suburbs: Tests turned up the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease at three separate schools.
3rd Death Linked To Legionnaires' Outbreak At Chicago Hotel City health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Chicago hotel, and they think they know the primary source of the bacteria.