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6 HOURS AGO - Philadelphia Inquirer

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West Chester U. worker tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

An employee at West Chester University has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, and "higher-than-acceptable" levels of the bacteria that cause it were found in eight campus buildings, officials said Wednesday.

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Legionnaires' Disease Kills Two, Sickens 29 In New York City

Two people are dead and 29 others have been sickened after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.  Since July 10, there have been 31 cases in total, according to a statement from the New York City health department, and public health officials encourage all New Yorkers with fever, cough, chills and muscle ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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All Too Often, Going To The Hospital Makes You Sicker

The next time you have to undergo an operation or give birth, you might want to check and see if your hospital has a reputation for making their patients even sicker than they already were.   Healthcare-acquired infections -- bacterial, fungal and viral illnesses that patients can get from contaminated medical equipment, poorly done surgical incisions or antibiotics overuse -- ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

(Reuters) - A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said on Wednesday.

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21 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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What's causing Florida's leprosy cases?

Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.

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