Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Life
UPDATED: 08:15, October 08, 2005
Legionnaires' disease claims another life in Toronto
font size    

Another previously sick resident of a Toronto nursing home died from the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires'disease, bringing the death toll to 17, but no new cases have been reported, a health official said on Friday.

All the deaths and illnesses involved only residents and staff at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged, where the outbreak began on Sept. 25, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's medical officer of health, told a press conference in Toronto.

Tests conducted at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario confirmed earlier autopsy results, which showed that legionnaires were indeed responsible for the deaths, he said.

There have been no new cases of Legionnaires' disease among the residents since Oct. 3. The illness, which has affected a total of 70 residents, 18 staff members and nine visitors, appeared to be under control.

Legionnaires' disease, a type of pneumonia, is not spread person-to-person, but through exposure to water-borne bacteria that can turn contaminated air-conditioning, ventilation and cooking systems into instruments of infection.

The illness was named after a severe outbreak that affected a meeting of the American Legion in Philadelphia in 1976. The water and ventilation systems at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged are being examined, and residents and staff are using bottled water until the assessment is complete.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Legionnaires' disease likely cause of Toronto nursing home deaths

- Toronto illness identified as "likely" Legionnaire's disease

- Canadian officials identify illness that kills 16 elderly people

- Toronto remains safe despite outbreak of unknown illness

- Unknown illness claims six more lives in Toronto


Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
 
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved