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Legionnaire's Disease in the VA Hospital system

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John C. Schisler
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In a series of articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reporter Adam Smeltz has investigated on the prevalence of the Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaire's disease, in Pittsburgh's VA hospital in Oakland.  His findings indicate that there may have been reason to fear an outbreak in the hospital prior to the one that occurred in 2011.

We'll be joined in studio by Smeltz as well as Dr. Janet Stout, a Legionella expert and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, as well as a former employee of the Pittsburgh VA hospital system

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