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Presenters Recall Legionnaires, 4 Decades After Disease Discovery

Presenters Recall Legionnaires, 4 Decades After Disease Discovery

Clinicians discussed their perspectives from the research during the 1976 outbreak.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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CDC Aids In Response To Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew

CDC Aids In Response To Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew

The CDC is leading efforts to assist Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in examining damage to public health systems and provide support to affected Haitians.

FDA Approves Vaxchora for Cholera

FDA Approves Vaxchora for Cholera

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend Vaxchora for US travelers to areas of active cholera transmission.

America's Water Systems May Contain Drug-Resistant Bacteria

America's Water Systems May Contain Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Thousands may get sick every year with bacteria living in water pipes.

CDC Official: Flint Water Crisis Could Easily Have Been Avoided

CDC Official: Flint Water Crisis Could Easily Have Been Avoided

Agency looked at children's blood levels before, during, and after city's switch to local water.

Report on Water in Flint: DNA Markers for Legionella Decreasing, But Vigilance Urged

Report on Water in Flint: DNA Markers for Legionella Decreasing, But Vigilance Urged

In addition to increased incidence of elevated blood lead levels in children, two major clusters of Legionnaires' disease occurred since 2014 following a water switch, with 91 reported cases and 12 confirmed deaths to date.

Chemical Reactions Could Create Potentially Hazardous Conditions in Pools, Hot Tubs

Chemical Reactions Could Create Potentially Hazardous Conditions in Pools, Hot Tubs

When disinfectants combine with sweat, personal care products, urine, dangerous byproducts can form.

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