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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Linked to Death in Alabama

A death has now been linked to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that was reported in northwest Alabama earlier this month, according to AP. The outbreak was determined to have originated at a Florence, Alabama nursing home, Glenwood Healthcare. Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial infection that can cause deadly pneumonia. During infection, the bacterium invades macrophages and lung epithelial cells and …

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Has Scotland Worried

Following a string of odd stories here in the states involving flesh-eating bacteria, Scotland is now dealing with a frightening disease that is transmitted through contaminated water and has now killed one man in Edinburgh and has several others in critical condition. Because the infection isn’t transmitted from person to person, officials in Scotland are worried about the number of …

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