CDC: 20 children dead from flu in US this winterJanuary 18, 2018

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control Tuesday said 20 children across the country have died from the flu this winter. Seven died last week. In Illinois, hospitals are taking extra precautions to ensure more people don’t get sick. “We’re limiting visitors so that we try to prevent flu from going out into community,” said …

Asbestos Claims Dropped in 2015July 18, 2016

A report issued by a product liabilities consulting firm suggests the number of asbestos lawsuits in 2015 is down slightly from 2014. But the same report notes that the number of defendants has increased. Asbestos lawsuits have been filed by people who became ill after their exposure to the carcinogen, alleging people were not properly …

$22 Million Verdict Against Boiler Company for Mesothelioma

An 86-year-old man recently won his lawsuit against defendant Burnham LLC, a manufacturer of boilers. The man is a victim of mesothelioma, which he claimed was a result of his exposure to asbestos found in Burnham’s boilers. According to the suit, Gondar was regularly and continuously exposed to asbestos-containing dust during his working years, when …

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The Zika virus is a variant of the yellow fever, dengue, and the West Nile virus. It has been known to exist in Africa and Asia for about 70 years. However, cases of infection were contained to the eastern hemisphere – until recently there was no substantial number of cases in the western hemisphere until …

Beach In Monmouth Closed For BacteriaAugust 25, 2015

A Monmouth County beach was closed on Tuesday because of high bacterial levels in the ocean water. A testing of the water in Beach D at Sandy Hook yielded results that showed high levels of bacteria. Those going to the beach were directed to other areas in the national park such as beaches C, E, Gunnison …

8 dead in NYC Legionnaires outbreakAugust 6, 2015

Eight people in New York City have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Since the outbreak began, 92 people have been hospitalized with the disease — a severe form of bacterial pneumonia — 48 of whom have been treated and released. Here’s everything to know about the Legionnaires outbreak: What is Legionnaires disease and how does it spread? Legionnaires’ disease …

Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires’ disease (also legionellosis or Legion fever) is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any species of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria belonging to the genus Legionella. Over 90% of cases of Legionnaires’ disease are caused by Legionella pneumophila. Legionella is one of the most frequent causes of waterborne diseases (drinking water and recreational water) among …