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Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »

Legionnaires’ disease bacteria found in a water district in Maine

Maine residents warned the tap water may smell and taste like CHLORINE this week as officials scramble to wipe Legionnaires’ bacteria from the water supply The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the bacteria in two separate locations during testing at the Orono-Veazie Water District Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused… Read More »

Alzheimer’s disease: Eight risk factors for developing the disease – are you at risk?

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. Dementia refers to a set of symptoms, including problems with thinking, reasoning, learning, memory and language. Alzheimer’s is more likely as a person gets older. About one in every 100 people aged 65 have Alzheimer’s and this will rise to 40 out of every 100 by age 85.… Read More »