Portugal to launch investigation into crime relating to Legionnaires' disease

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Portugal to launch investigation into crime relating to Legionnaires' disease 

LISBON, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — portugal is about to launch an investigation into a leading fertilizer company for an alleged "environmental crime," which could be at the root of the recent Legionnaires' outbreak, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Number of Portuguese infected with Legionnaires' disease rises to 278

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Number of Portuguese infected with Legionnaires' disease rises to 278 

LISBON, Nov. 12 — The number of people in portugal infected with the Legionnaires' disease has reached 278, the country's health authorities announced on Tuesday.

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Legionella outbreak in Lisbon area lands 90 in hospital, kills 1

November 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on Legionella outbreak in Lisbon area lands 90 in hospital, kills 1 

LISBON, Nov. 10 — An outbreak of the legionella bacteria, which causes a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease, has hospitalized 90 people in the greater Lisbon area in portugal and killed one man since cases began to be reported on Friday, according to local news reports.

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