Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Face masks may not protect against coronavirus

University of Cincinnati scientist Sergey Grinshpun has tested the performance of respiratory protective devices against biological agents for nearly three decades.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Glaxo plant with Legionnaires' bacteria is quiet for second day

All was quiet Wednesday at a GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical plant that was shut down after the drug maker discovered the bacteria that cause potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease in a cooling tower at the site.

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Second death in Scottish Legionnaires' outbreak

A second person has died following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Scotland, which has led to almost 90 confirmed or suspected cases, health authorities said Friday.

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Legionnaires' outbreak brings Scottish distillery to a halt

A Scottish whisky distillery at the centre of an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected up to 74 people has temporarily halted production, it said Friday.

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Legionnaires' Disease kills three Britons in Spain

Three British tourists have died after catching Legionnaires' Disease in a Spanish seaside hotel, regional authorities said Friday, as they shut the hotel to stop the deadly bug spreading.

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Hong Kong government offices hit by deadly bug

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease have been found at several sites in the new Hong Kong government complex after one minister fell ill, in a major embarrassment for the authorities.

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