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Another Victim Of Legionnaires' Disease

An 89-year-old woman yesterday became the 21st person victim of legionnaires' disease.// The 89-year-old woman resident of the Seven Oaks nursing home in Toronto's east end died Monday morning in hospital, Toronto health officials said. ..Last week investigators confirmed the outbreak originated in the nursing home's air conditioning cooling tower when contaminated droplets were distributed into...

Legal Action against Authority Regarding Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Diseas

The outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease that has been responsible for claiming seven lives in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in 2002 has created much controversy and confusion as a council official has been charged with manslaughter yesterday in connection//. The design service manager for Barrow borough council has also been charged with breaching health and safety regulations. .....

Australia Witnesses Legionnaires Disease Outbreak

Legionnaires disease thrives in poorly-maintained air-conditioning towers...It is an air borne disease and has an incubation period of up to 10 days after initial exposure. // ..Symptoms include headaches, fever, chills and muscle aches. ..The deadly legionnaire disease outbreak occurred in the north of Melbourne. So far ten victims have been diagnosed with the disease. ..A 51-year-old man was...

Legionnaires Investigation in Chatswood's Shopping Area

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria belonging to the Legionella family, Legionella pneumophilia. // ..It has already infected two women one aged in her 50s and the other in her 70s. They were admitted in the Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital. .. New South Wales (NSW) health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. ..Both said that they had been to the Chats...

Legionnaires' Disease Reported In Sydney: victim seriously ill

Two people ,a man aged 64, and woman aged 81, affected with legionnaires' disease are in Royal North Shore Hospital,Sydney, after being exposed// to the same type of legionella bacteria , NSW Health said.. ..The man‘s condition is reported to be serious, while the woman’s has improved to a stable state, according to a hospital spokeswoman . .. A visit to the cooling towers in the Northbridge ar...

Innovation Needed In The Field Of Diagnostics: Nair

G. Madhavan Nair, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that there is a need to strengthen the area of diagnostics// and make it easier for detecting sensitive diseases. Mr Nair was speaking on the occasion of the launch of the 64-slice CT scanner at Narayana Hrudayalaya at Bangalore. ...."Almost all problems begin with the heart and it is in this context that ear...

NJ Courthouse shut due to Legionnaires' Case

According to officials on Friday, a courthouse in New Jersey was closed following the diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease in one of the workers and it will remain shut at// least until Monday. ..State and county officials denied being aware of the woman’s medical condition, partly due to privacy rules. The woman’s condition has been reported by the hospital to be critical. She is an independent t...

Billionaire’s Pet Projec

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen decided to make a genetic map of the mouse brain in 2002 with a fund of $100-million.// ....It was declared complete on Tuesday, with fine-tuned information on 3 000 active genes which scientists have been using it regularly for more than a year. ........Allen said that working with computers all his life made him appreciate the complexities of the bra...

Research 'Extraordinaire' To Restore Vision

Stem cells have captured the imagination of the world as a 'repetoire' of immature cells that may be persuaded or cajoled into restoring or rejuvenating debilitating organs. //Research carried out by a team of UK scientists have helped to reiterate this belief, by restoring sight in mice which suffered from conditions that eventually would damage the eye. ....This amazing work, which was publis...

Once a Lawn Mower, a Self-made Billionaire Makes a Lasting Gift to Virginia Tech

A self-made billionaire has announced a gift of $2 million to Virginia Tech, even though he did not complete his graduation from that college of engineering. // ..His philanthropy is the result of a long-term relationship with Paul and Dot Torgersen of Blacksburg, Va. When he was a youngster, he used to mow the Torgersen's lawn for some spending money. Today, that young man is the Chairman and C...

Legionnaires' Outbreak Linked to RAC

Legionnaires' outbreak in the Sydney CBD is linked to the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) building in Macquarie St - Health authorities suspect//. However, they could not confirm the link. ..Seven cases of the potentially fatal disease caused by a bacteria belonging to the Legionella family, Legionella pneumophilia, have been reported in NSW this month, including six patients who were in the Circula...

Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Nairobi

Rift valley Fever has been identified in at least ten districts of Nairobi. This was announced by the live stock minister Joseph Munyao.// ..Mr Munyao declared that 100,000 doses of vaccines are being distributed to the each of the affected districts. Ten thousand litres of insecticides have also been handed over to these places. Till date one hundred people are reported to be dead due to RVF an...

Convict Felled by Legionnaires

A prisoner from Ireland has reportedly succumbed to Legionnaires’ disease. // ..Jack Russell was admitted to Causeway hospital for treatment where a test revealed the presence of the bacteria Legionella pnuemophila, which causes the disease. ..Legionnaires' disease is a rare form of pneumonia. It takes its name from the first known outbreak, which occurred in a hotel that was hosting a convent...

MDR-TB Spreading in Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Health Workers Say

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is spreading in the slums of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, some health workers have said recently, IRIN News reports. // ....According to a 2004 report by the Kenya Medical Research Institute, about 70% of Nairobi's population lives in slums, and a large proportion of HIV-positive people who also have TB reside in slums. ....Liesbet Ohler, a TB coordinator for Me...

Legionnaires Outbreak in Australia

Following reports of irruption of legionnaires outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, cooling systems across places like Footscray and Seddon are being scoured to locate the source of the outbreak. Three men have already been hospitalized and confirmed to be suffering from the legionnaires. ......Legionnaires Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and it is caused by the bacterium Legion...

Mira Nair Launches AIDS Awareness Project

Indian-born film director Mira Nair has launched an AIDS awareness project called 'Jaago' to highlight the spread of the disease and its danger to society . ......The project, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will use the powerful medium of Indian cinema to inform people about AIDS and its impact. It will involve the showing of short films on the impact of the disease du...

Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls

Indian American film director Mira Nair has joined India's top directors in a project to show short films on the impact of the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) before the screening of Bollywood blockbusters. ......Nair said she got the idea of this collaboration of filmmakers to raise awareness about the disease from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is funding the project, a...
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