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  • n  the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
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  • VA Remediates Legionella Bacteria in Water System
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has removed most water-use restrictions after implementing proactive remediation actions for the Legionella species bacteria that was found in its Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Grand Island facility.
    June 21, 2013 - KOLN Lincoln
  • The Veterans Affairs/Legionella mess: It grows & grows ...
    By Tribune-Review Just when you thought the Legionella scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals in Pittsburgh couldn’t get any worse, it explodes. As the Trib ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • VA had Legionella bug 5 years before disclosure
    Legionella bacteria flourished in the water lines in rooms housing the most vulnerable patients at the VA Pittsburgh hospital in Oakland at least five years before officials disclosed a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in November 2012, a Tribune-Review investigation has found. VA workers found potentially deadly Legionella in at least 30 percent of faucets, shower heads and public water ...
    June 17, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh

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