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Legionnaires' Disease Prevention: 10 things you need to know By Shea Karssing

   Legionnaires’ disease prevention should be on the radar for any school, nursing home, healthcare institute, hotel or other large building. The disease may not be as rare as you think, with a 450% increase of reported cases in the past two decades. What is Legionnaires’ disease?Legionnaires’ disease develops when people breathe in small droplets… Read More »

Virginia poultry plant investigated after 50 workers sickened with rare infectious disease

Common symptoms of a Psittacosis infection include headache, fever and chills, as well as a dry cough and muscle aches, according to the CDC.  (iStock) Health officials are investigating a poultry plant in New Market, Virginia, after 50 employees were recently sickened by Psittacosis, a rare illness humans typically contract through infected birds. The infectious disease,… Read More »