A Legionnaires' outbreak that killed five at the Pittsburgh VA hospital occurred because procedures weren't followed, a federal report says.
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Sen. Bob Casey proposes legislation to mandate that Veterans Affairs' facilities report Legionnaires' cases.
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PITTSBURGH -- A Veterans Affairs hospital lab in Pittsburgh failed to immediately report positive test results for Legionnaires' disease that killed five patients in an outbreak linked to the hospitals' water supply, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.
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County, state and federal health officials should have had data about the cases showing an outbreak was under way as early as summer 2011.
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Amidst demand for expeditious trial of terror cases involving Muslim youth, the Union Home Ministry has asked all states to set up fast track courts to take up such cases for speedy disposal.
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The “peak oil”, “peak gas”, or peak-whatever-you-want-to-call-it movement continues on, despite all the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Last week it even made its way onto the Forbes.com website in the form of this piece authored by economist Robert U. Ayres. This piece is so filled with illogic, factual errors and omissions of context that it requires a response.
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AUSTRALIAN universities are set to suffer their biggest drop in federal funding since 1996, the sector's peak body says.
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PITTSBURGH -- Veterans Affairs health-care facilities would have to report within 24 hours cases of Legionnaire's and other major infectious diseases to several agencies, patients and employees under companion legislation introduced Thursday by U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills.
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Ministers are preparing to abandon plans to introduce “super-peak” tickets on the railways as commuters contend with above-inflation fares rises....
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The number of cases of the winter vomiting bug had appeared to be falling after its Christmas peak. But the virus began its comeback at the start of last month and the number of infections is expected to keep rising, according to figures released by the Health Protection Agency.
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