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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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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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November 17, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State and county health officials have launched separate investigations at Western Medical Center-Anaheim to find out if several emergency room staff members have come down with Legionnaire's disease. Despite the need for the investigations at the hospital, county health officials said that a preliminary review of the case found no evidence of the disease at the facility. "All the evidence so far indicates that there is nothing to worry about," said Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County health officials have tentatively concluded that a county-run clinic in Westminster is not harboring the bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease. Although results of a few laboratory tests remain to be completed, Dr. George Gellert, the county's epidemiologist, said Friday that there is "no reason" to believe the building is contaminated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County and state officials are conducting separate investigations to determine whether a county-run clinic in Westminster is harboring the bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease. The unusual building examinations were prompted last Thursday when a complaint was filed with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration involving a clinic employee who became ill and whose diagnosis remains uncertain.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A janitor stricken after working in a Social Security building closed last fall by an outbreak of legionnaire's disease has died. Fifteen employees of the Social Security Administration offices in Richmond became ill, including Margaret Thomas, 48, the latest to die, and Rosalind Sheffield, 39, who died in September. Thomas and Sheffield worked in the basement.
NEWS
September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 10th case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed among Social Security Administration employees who worked at a records center here. Laboratory testing of cultures taken from water in the building confirmed the disease-causing bacteria's presence in a cooling tower and a basement sink used by janitors. A 37-year-old janitor died of the disease on Sept. 12, and the building has been closed since then. One woman with the disease is hospitalized in critical condition.
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