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CDC: Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' disease widespread in US

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A recent CDC analysis including data from 20 states and New York City showed that 76 percent of these jurisdictions reported cases of healthcare-associated Legionnaires’ disease, which the CDC said is “a concerning finding” given that the disease is particularly severe when acquired in such settings. Cynthia G. Whitney, M.D., of CDC’s Division of Bacterial Diseases and National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues, found that healthcare-associated Legionnaires’ disease is associated with a 25 percent mortality rate. more


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