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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine people have become ill since January, including two who later died, with Legionnaires' disease acquired at Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, county health officials confirmed Sunday night. One patient, a 55-year-old man, died June 15, said Dr. David Dassey, deputy chief of acute communicable disease control for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
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March 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a Ford Motor Co. castings plant claimed its second life late Friday when David Hinderman, 53, died at the Cleveland Clinic. Officials said Hinderman, who worked at the plant, had inhaled Legionnaires' bacteria spread by mist from contaminated water, suspected of emanating from a cooling tower being repaired at the suburban Brook Park facility.
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October 9, 1999 | From Reuters
A case of potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease has forced the closure of a Northern California elementary school for at least a week, officials said Friday. Students and staff were evacuated from Olivet Elementary School in Santa Rosa, about 40 miles north of San Francisco, Thursday after a teacher was diagnosed with the disease. Officials said the school will remain closed at least through next week as buildings and systems are checked for the bacteria that cause the disease.
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October 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed two people and sickened at least 22 more, and about the only link investigators have found is that the victims lived, worked or passed through a 6-square-mile area of suburban Detroit. The number of cases rose Monday to 24 from 12 over the weekend, though most of those were older cases just being reported. At least two hospitals awaited test results to see if any recently admitted patients have the disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1996
State safety and health officials have begun a building maintenance inspection and other testing at the Torrance courthouse after a bailiff was found to have legionnaire's disease. But Rick Rice of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Friday that an inspection of the five-story structure has so far turned up no evidence. A report will be issued next week.
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July 24, 1994 | Reuters
A 68-year-old bus driver who was a passenger on a cruise ship where Legionnaire's disease bacteria was found has died, an apparent victim of the deadly infection, an official said Saturday. Pasquale Cantone died Friday, a week after being admitted to a hospital near his home on Long Island with "a pneumonia-like condition," said Ted Shiebler, the hospital administrator. An autopsy was performed but the results will not be known for about two weeks, Shiebler said.
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July 21, 1994 | Associated Press
A luxury ocean cruise was halted Wednesday in Bermuda, leaving more than 1,000 passengers awaiting flights home, after tests confirmed traces of the Legionnaires' disease bacteria in the ship's water system. The owners of the cruise ship Horizon planned to fly the passengers home at company expense. Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they had found the bacteria in water samples from several places on the ship.
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July 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Passengers aboard a cruise ship that may be linked to an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease were pulled off the vessel in Bermuda while the water system was being flushed, the cruise line said. There are three confirmed cases of the disease among passengers who took a recent cruise on the Horizon, owned by Celebrity Cruises of Verona, N.J. Health officials said that 10 other potential cases are being investigated. Some of those involved people who have been on other cruises of the ship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine Ranch Water District officials Tuesday called for more testing to determine whether the legionella bacteria recently detected in irrigation waste water presented any danger to county residents. The bacteria linked to the cause of Legionnaire's disease was found in water samples taken from the Orange County Water District and the Irvine Ranch Water District as part of research performed by the Orange County Sanitation Districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bacteria linked to the cause of Legionnaire's disease have been detected in treated waste water used to irrigate local public properties including Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, according to Orange County Sanitation Districts research. Sanitation officials, however, said the study had not determined whether people could be infected by the bacteria found in water samples taken from the Orange County Water District and the Irvine Ranch Water District. Dr.
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