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  • VA promotion for administrator stuns legislator

    10/26/2014 7:10:29 AM PDT · by cutty · 10 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed Congress. The VA disclosed the Legionnaires' outbreak that killed at least six and sickened at least 16 others on Nov. 16, 2012 — two days after Cord told a VA spokesman not to alert the public about it, according to an internal email from the spokesman...
  • VA official: Don't tell until asked about Legionnaires' outbreak among veterans (6 veterans died)

    05/22/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 11 | Mike Wereschagin and Adam Smeltz
    Editor's note: This story is the second of two parts. A high-ranking official with Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wanted the agency to keep quiet about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak rather than warn the public, internal emails indicate. ... The email is among nearly 7,000 pages of internal VA emails and documents the Tribune-Review obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Car Windshield Cleaning Fluid Carries Deadly Bacteria (Legionnnaires)

    05/20/2014 11:22:28 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI - Popular Science ^ | 5-20-2014 | Douglas Main, Popular Science
    Douglas Main, Popular Science May 20, 2014, 12:40 PM Washing fluid can carry the bacterium responsible for Legionnaires' disease. That which cleans your windshield is not exactly clean itself: A new study found that windshield washing fluid can harbor the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia that hospitalizes as many as 18,000 Americans every year. Scientists already knew that there was a link between Legionnaires' and riding in automobiles, but didn't know why--and the fluid may be the reason. In the study, presented today (May 19) at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology,...
  • Too tired to care about VA scandal?

    08/04/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3, 2013 | Salena Zito
    An unknown number of U.S. military veterans are dead within 30 days of contracting Legionnaires' disease in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh. Aside from their family members, few people seem to be outraged. If that doesn't grab your attention, perhaps this will: VA officials in charge when those men were dying from a preventable illness received more than $100,000 in performance bonuses. The same bureaucrats who were paid handsomely for negligence and incompetence also refuse to answer reporters' questions about whether they've removed the deadly Legionella bacteria from hospitals that were built to heal, protect and serve those who...
  • So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how.

    12/08/2012 1:18:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how. It's Earth's version of taking the Black and heading for the Wall, the way Jon Snow does in Game of Thrones. Joining the French Foreign Legion granted men a safe haven for many for decades. But what does it actually take to join the French Foreign Legion? • Joining the Legion The Foreign Legion, unfortunately, is portrayed in pop culture as packed mercenaries and vagrants — even Jean-Claude Van Damme takes up the cause in one film. A safe haven for men looking for a new...
  • Playboy Mansion outbreak: Bacteria traced to whirlpool spa

    04/16/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes/Blog ^ | 04/16/2011 | Staff
    Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser. A number of people came down with a respiratory illness after DomainFest's Feb. 1-3 conference, which culminated in a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Officials investigated to see if legionellosis was at fault; the more severe version of that illness is known as Legionnaires' disease, while a milder version is called Pontiac fever.
  • Outbreak at Playboy Mansion

    02/12/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2011 | Staff
    Can the Playboy Mansion make you ill? Hugh Hefner's iconic bachelor pad is under investigation after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain of Legionnaires' disease. Scores of attendees at the Domainfest conference in Santa Monica, held Feb. 1 to 3, came down with symptoms including fever, respiratory infections and violent headaches. Four Swedish guests were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever -- a milder form of Legionnaires' caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems.
  • Archbishop De Paolis appointed as Pope's delegate to Legionaries (Catholic Caucus)

    07/09/2010 8:46:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | July 9, 2010
    Archbishop Velasio de Paolis at a recent conference in the Pontifical Urban University. Vatican City, Jul 9, 2010 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, C.S., as the of the Pontifical Delegate to the Legion of Christ. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists Friday that "as soon as possible" he will personally meet with the Legion's superiors to discuss the scope of his role.The archbishop's appointment, announced precisely at noon on Friday, confirms well-informed Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli's prediction from June 21 that the delegate would be the president of the...
  • Apostolic visit to Legionaries of Christ to begin July 15

    07/02/2009 8:25:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 334+ views
    cna ^ | July 1, 2009
    Bishop Ricardo Blázquez, Bishop Giuseppe Versaldi, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzatti, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Bishop Ricardo Watti (top to bottom, left to right) Rome, Italy, Jul 1, 2009 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- After the announcement on March 31 that Pope Benedict XVI had ordered an Apostolic Visitation of the Legionaries of Christ, many wondered when it would begin. Vatican watcher Sandro Magister has answered the question by  reporting it will begin on July 15 and that five bishops have been charged with the task. Magister states that the visitors will be Bishop Ricardo Watti Urquidi of Tepic, Mexico; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver,...
  • Hotel Closes Over Legionnaires' Disease-Health Officials Confirm 2 Cases[FL]

    03/16/2008 7:51:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 14 Mar 2008 | Local 6
    A hotel located in the tourist corridor of Orlando voluntarily closed its doors on Friday after two guests contracted Legionnaires' disease, a respiratory illness that can be fatal. Guests at the Quality Suites, located at 7400 Canada Ave. near International Drive in Orlando, have been relocated because of the incident, although Orange County Health Department spokesman Dane Weister said there are no further reported cases of the disease. The hotel may be closed for about two weeks. No information about the two guests, including names, ages and whether they are related, was released. The health department is conducting an investigation...
  • America Supports You: Bush Thanks Troops, Legionnaires

    04/10/2007 4:51:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 – President Bush today praised the troops defending the United States and the veterans who set a powerful example and continue to support them. Bush traveled to American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., to recognize the spirit of service and volunteerism he said makes the United States a shining example for the rest of the world. “There’s something to be said for a country where people serve something greater than themselves, where people in this era volunteer in the face of danger to defend” it, he said. The president said it’s difficult facing the...
  • Threats, Real and Imagined

    01/01/2007 11:53:51 AM PST · by livesbygrace · 3 replies · 603+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 01, 2007 | Steven Feinstein
    Mankind's existence is always being threatened, or so it seems. The number of societal-threatening events that have occurred in roughly the last thirty years is nothing short of amazing. In 1976, hundreds of people became sick and dozens died at a convention in Philadelphia from what later became known as "Legionnaire's Disease." The illness was initially unrecognized, and it was feared that this "mystery" disease might break out into the general population with catastrophic results. In the late 1970's, Newsweek cited several scientific climactic studies that pointed to an unmistakable cooling trend in the Earth's weather pattern, one that might...
  • Legionnaires' behind outbreak

    10/06/2005 8:24:07 PM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 294+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2005-10-06 | Keith Leslie
    TORONTO (CP) - A mysterious outbreak at a nursing home that claimed 16 lives and stoked international fears about the safety of Canada's largest city was likely caused by legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia, public health officials said Thursday. Autopsy results showed at least three of the deaths at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged were directly linked to the disease, said infectious disease expert Dr. Donald Low, who gave briefings almost daily during Toronto's 2003 SARS crisis. "We'll continue to look for other possibilities, but we feel pretty confident . . .we're dealing with legionnaires' disease," Low...
  • Toronto Officials: Illness Legionnaires'

    10/06/2005 4:17:45 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 8 replies · 294+ views
    AP via breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/05 | BETH DUFF-BROWN
    TORONTO Toronto health officials on Thursday said Legionnaires' disease was likely the cause of 16 deaths at a Toronto nursing home and warned that more deaths were possible before the bacteria was fully contained. Dr. David McKeown, the chief medical officer for Public Health Toronto, said there had been no new deaths since Wednesday, when six more elderly people residing at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged succumbed to the bacteria. "We have a lot of sick people in hospital still, so I'm not going to make any more predictions about deaths," he said. In all, 70 residents, 13...
  • Officials fear Legionnaire's epidemic (Norway)

    05/23/2005 4:30:45 AM PDT · by franksolich · 20 replies · 483+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | May 23, 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    Three people are dead and scores have been admitted to hospital in southern Norway after doctors confirmed an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease over the weekend. At least 24 are confirmed to be infected, with many of them in critical condition.Health authorities, meanwhile, remained unable on Monday to pinpoint the source of the disease. Cooling towers for air conditioning systems, where the bacteria is known to appear, were being checked and disinfected, especially in the Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg area.That's where the first cases started being diagnosed late last week. Health officials in Fredrikstad, just north of the Swedish border, feared an epidemic like...
  • Legion vets say they're tired of Vietnam controversy

    08/27/2004 11:38:53 PM PDT · by ambrose · 43 replies · 744+ views
    AP ^ | 8-28-04
    Legion vets say they're tired of Vietnam controversy By MATT GOURAS, Associated Press August 28, 2004 NASHVILLE - When President Bush and John Kerry take turns addressing the American Legion's national convention here next week, don't expect the veterans to take much interest in what each did during the Vietnam War. "I don't think they should be bringing it up in the first place" said Legion member Herb Williams from upstate New York. "It's a bunch of baloney." The Legionnaires are placing more focus than usual on the upcoming election during this convention, Legion Commander John Brieden said. In turn,...
  • IN FLANDERS FIELDS

    11/09/2003 6:20:57 AM PST · by Clive · 23 replies · 470+ views
    1915 | Lt. Col. John McCrae, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
    IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow. Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you from failing hands we throw The torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
  • France Entangled In Ivory Coast War After Legionnaires Kill Rebels

    12/22/2002 3:12:16 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 225+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-23-2002 | John Lichfield
    France entangled in Ivory Coast war after Legionnaires kill rebels By John Lichfield in Paris 23 December 2002 France appears finally to have become entangled in the civil war in Ivory Coast after a fierce battle between rebels and the French Foreign Legion in the west of the country. A force of Legionnaires, including light tanks, put to flight a rebel group that was pursuing routed government forces near the town of Duekoue. Up to seven rebels were said to have been killed in the fighting on Saturday, which included shelling by at least two French tanks. French officers said...
  • Legionnaires '20 more could die' (UK)

    08/02/2002 1:04:57 PM PDT · by colette_g · 2 replies · 124+ views
    Sky News ^ | 19:03 UK, Friday August 02, 2002 | Sky News
    Legionnaires' '20 More Could Die' A Deadly Disease - Factfile An elderly man has become the first victim of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Cumbria. The 89-year-old died late on Friday as the chilling warning came out that "15-20" people could die of the disease in the next two weeks. The hunt goes on to trace the source of what is a major outbreak of the deadly disease in Barrow-in-Furness. Four people are in intensive care and experts are working to a worst-case scenario of up to100 more cases over the next couple of weeks. Patients are arriving at Furness...