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New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.

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The data cannot confirm whether an outbreak of cases in recent years in Michigan was caused by contaminated drinking water. 

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Copper Stopper

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Nanoscale Defenses

By Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.

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Legionella Strikes Again

By Jef Akst | September 2, 2015

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 

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Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Eight in NYC

By Jef Akst | August 6, 2015

New York City reports its eighth victim of Legionnaires’ disease in the past month. Nearly 100 people have been hospitalized.

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Pathogen Found in Wiper Fluid

By Tracy Vence | May 19, 2014

Scientists isolate the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease in windshield-washing liquid taken from school buses.

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Forced Feeding

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in drug development

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Edyta Zielinska | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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