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Nov. 27, 2019 - Flint was a 'wake-up call.' Did we learn from it? In the meantime, new drinking water crises have popped up across the country — including in Newark, N.J., and New Orleans, leading advocates to wonder whether there really were any lessons learned from Flint?

Nov. 5, 2019 - CDC Reports Cases of Legionnaires’ disease reached a record high in 2018 — a more than eight-fold increase since the numbers began to climb nearly two decades ago.

Nov. 1, 2019 - Third Legionnaires' Disease Case At Mt. Carmel East. Water restrictions and testing at the hospital are underway. The source of the legionella bacteria has yet to be identified. 16 people at Mount Carmel Grove City were diagnosed earlier this year, including one person who died. 

Nov. 1, 2019 - The Northeast Texas Public Health District, is investigating an outbreak of Legionella bacteria, and said those who attended the 2019 East Texas State Fair in Tyler should be cautious of symptoms.

Oct. 28, 2019 - Washington, D.C.-based St. Elizabeths Hospital resumed normal water usage Oct. 23, the same day two civil rights groups filed a lawsuit over the psychiatric hospital's handling of a 28-day water outage. St. Elizabeths shut off its water after the Sept. 26 discovery of Legionella bacteria in its water system. 

Oct. 27, 2019 - Health unit gives green light to restart Rotary Place cooling tower. The tower was shut down on Friday after the health unit says tests indicated higher than normal levels of legionella bacteria in the tower. Nine people in the Orillia area have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

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