1-27-16- Dr. Hildy® – LEGIONELLA Bacteria: The Cause of Legionellosis, Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever

LEGIONELLA Bacteria: The Cause of Legionellosis,
Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 1:00-3:00PM Pacific
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This week on One Cell One Light Radio, returning guest Veronica Hendricks joins Dr. Hildy in the next in a series of discussions relating to the man-made disasters currently ongoing in our nation.

Our attention next turns to the potential danger of Legionnaires’ disease. Also known as legionellosis or Legion fever, Legionnaires’ disease is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Legionnaires has a wide variety of symptoms: almost all with Legionnaires’ disease experience fever, while approximately half have cough with sputum, and 1/3 cough up blood or bloody sputum. Other symptoms include muscle aches, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, chest pain, or diarrhea and vomiting. Up to half of those with Legionnaires have gastrointestinal symptoms, and almost half have neurological symptoms, including confusion and impaired cognition.

Exposure to the Legionella bacteria is of great concern in stagnant water. At low levels of contamination, the chance of getting Legionnaires’ disease from a water source is very slight. The problem arises when high concentrations of the organism grow in water systems. Water heaters, cooling towers, and warm, stagnant water can provide ideal conditions for the growth of the organism.

Michigan officials say they still aren’t certain whether there’s a link between a drinking water crisis in Flint and an increase in local cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, but 87 Legionnaires’ disease cases were confirmed between June 2014 and November 2015. About 1/3 of the infected homes received Flint water, which was found to have elevated lead levels after the city began drawing from the Flint River.

Dr. Hildy and Veronica will discuss the early potential disease sources for Legionnaires and its related diseases as well as the areas for remediation, investigation protocol, and outbreak response.

Join Dr. Hildy and her guest as they discuss Legionnaires’ disease and the Flint Water Crisis on One Cell One Light Radio!



LEGIONELLABacteria-2016Dr. Hildy Notes

TABLE 1: Chemicals associated with causing pneumoconiosis and pneumonitis (pneumonia).
TABLE 2: Agent, pathology and impairment associated with pneumoconioses
Do You Trust Your Water To Be SafeDaisy Luther on how to test it.
PREVIOUS SHOWS – Toxicology of Current Disasters
1-20-16 – Dr. Hildy® and Dr. Ernest P. Chiodo – LEAD IN OUR WATERS, AIR, SOIL and FOOD https://onecellonelightradio.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/dr-hildy-dr-ernest-p-chiodo-lead-in-our-waters/
1/13/16 – Dr. Hildy®- Toxicology of METHANE and ETHANE – The simplest of Alkanes. 
Flint hospital finds Legionnaires’ bacteria in water – CNN.com
87 cases, 10 fatal, of Legionella bacteria found in Flint area; connection to water crisis unclear | MLive.com
Flint Water Crisis Update: City Saw Spike In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases After Water Source Switch http://www.ibtimes.com/flint-water-crisis-update-city-saw-spike-legionnaires-disease-cases-after-water-2264542
Safety and Health Topics | Legionnaires’ Disease
Flint rewrites water testing directions blamed in lead pollution crisis | US news | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/25/flint-michigan-water-crisis-lead-pollution-water-testing-instructions
Mich. HHS investigated Legionnaire’s disease outbreak and Flint water |
Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Flint, Michigan – microBEnet: the microbiology of the Built Environment network.
Legionella Pneumophila | Right Michigan
Legionnaires’ Widow Wants Answers on Flint Water – NBC News 
‘It’s all just poison now’: Flint reels as families struggle through water crisis | US news | The Guardian
It's not just a Flint problem: Other U.S. cities are suffering from toxic water

Louis Singleton receives water filters, bottled water and a test kit from Michigan National Guard Specialist Joe Weaver as clean water supplies are distributed to residents, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The National Guard, state employees, local authorities and volunteers have been distributing lead tests, filters and bottled water during the city’s drinking water crisis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Credit: AP)

Flint’s water crisis: what went wrong | Environment | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/16/flints-water-crisis-what-went-wrong
New source of lead in drinking water identified: Galvanized steel pipe coatings
Lead poisoning strikes another US town A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed in Sebring, Ohio Monday and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports. Initial tests found elevated lead levels in 28 homes and one school in the midwestern village of about 4,400 people, Ohio’s environmental protection agency said. It is not clear how long lead has been leaking from the town’s pipes.
It’s not just a Flint problem: Other U.S. cities are suffering from toxic water – Salon.com http://www.salon.com/2016/01/25/its_not_just_a_flint_problem_other_u_s_cities_are_suffering_from_toxic_water
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Posted on January 27, 2016, in Advanced Resonance Patch Test - IHS, Attorney, Biological Monitoring Test - LEAD, Detoxification, Dr. Ernest P. Chiodo, ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS, Environmental Hazard Remediation, Environmental Stress Factors, Lead Poisoning - Flint Michigan, Medical-Legal Elements, Mycotoxins, Physician, Respiratory Detox, Target Organs at Risk, Toxic Tort, Toxic Tort, Trauma, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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