Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Carolina Legionnaires' case count climbs to 79

(HealthDay)—The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to a North Carolina state fair now stands at 79, including 55 people hospitalized and one death.

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Airborne bacteria remain live for 45 minutes

Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. QUT and UQ scientists have developed a new technique to study how some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and remain alive in the air for up ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ten dead in record NY Legionnaires' outbreak

The death toll has risen to 10 in New York's record outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, out of a total of 101 people diagnosed with the form of pneumonia, authorities said Friday.

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Study provides new clues to how flu virus spreads

People may more likely be exposed to the flu through airborne virus than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The study also found that when flu patients wear ...