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Reporting Cases of Infectious Diseases in VA Hospitals

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Office of Congressman Tim Murphy
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Congressman Tim Murphy is working with the House Veterans Affairs Committee to pass legislation requiring veterans' hospitals to report cases of infectious diseases to state and local public health agencies.

A hearing was held this week to examine what Murphy characterized as the reporting and leadership failures at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital that resulted in the 2011-12 Legionnaires' Disease outbreak that killed five veterans and sickened as many as 21 others.

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