Just as Flint residents began to realize the severity of their water crisis, public health officials became alarmed about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which ended up killing nine people in the city. Emails just made public show that Michigan leaders were made aware of the connection almost a year ago, but did…
The South Bronx is dealing with an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, with at least 86 known cases and seven deaths. It’s a medical emergency, but also an infrastructure crisis: The reason this outbreak occurred is a failure to care for the buildings we live and work in.
In 1976, the Stratford Hotel in Pennsylvania held a convention for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Legion. Just after the convention, 221 of the attendees got sick with a strange case of pneumonia. Seventy-two of them died.