Disneyland was forced to shut down two water cooling towers after health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaire’s disease among people who visited the popular California theme park this past week.
The Orange County Health Agency said a total of 12 cases of the bacteria-caused illness were found three weeks ago. Nine of which were people who visited the park in September according to the Los Angles Times. Those who were afflicted by the rare disease ranged in age from 52 to 94. The three other cases were among residents of Anaheim but hadn’t visited the park during the outbreak period. Health officials went on to confirm that 10 people were hospitalized and one person “with additional health issues” died. The person who died was confirmed to not be among those who visited Disneyland. A Disneyland employee is also among those who got sick.
Symptoms Causes Risk factors Complications Diagnosis Treatment Outlook Prevention
What is Legionnaires’ disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that’s usually seen in the summer and early fall.
It’s contracted by breathing in water droplets that contain the bacteria Legionella.
Legionella bacteria thrive in warm, fresh water sources like hot tubs and pools.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Bacteria called Legionella cause this infection. The bacteria were discovered after an outbreak at a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion in 1976. Those who were affected developed a form of pneumonia that eventually became known as Legionnaires’ disease.
Legionella bacteria thrive in warm water. People become infected with Legionella by breathing in contaminated droplets of water in the air. Outbreaks have been linked to water systems in hospital buildings and to whirlpool spas in hotels and cruise ships.
Approximately 5,000 people are hospitalized in the United States each year with Legionnaires’ disease. However, the number of infections is probably higher, because many infections aren’t diagnosed or reported. Some cases are so mild that affected individuals never seek treatment.
Many people who are exposed to Legionella don’t become sick. When illness does occur, however, it’s important to see a doctor right away. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious, life-threatening illness that requires prompt treatment.
Legionella may also cause a milder condition referred to as Pontiac fever. Pontiac fever doesn’t cause pneumonia and isn’t life-threatening. It has symptoms similar to those of a mild flu, and it usually goes away on its own. Pontiac fever and Legionnaire’s disease are sometimes collectively called Legionellosis.
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What are the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease?
Legionnaires’ disease will usually start causing symptoms within 2 to 14 days after exposure to the bacteria. This period is called the incubation period. The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are similar to those of other types of pneumonia.
The most common symptoms include:
a fever above 104°F
a cough, with or without mucus or blood
Other symptoms may include:
shortness of breath
a loss of appetite
nausea and vomiting
What causes Legionnaires’ disease?
Bacteria called Legionella causes Legionnaires’ disease. The bacteria invade the lungs and cause an infection known as pneumonia.
Legionella usually live in warm freshwater. Common locations include:
cooling systems or air-conditioning units for large buildings, such as hospitals
natural bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and creeks
The bacteria can survive outdoors, but they’re known to multiply rapidly in indoor water systems. People get infected by inhaling water droplets or mist in the air that’s contaminated with the bacteria. The disease can’t be spread directly from person to person.
Who is at risk for Legionnaires’ disease?
Not everyone who breathes in contaminated air droplets will get sick. However, you’re at a higher risk for developing Legionnaires’ disease if you:
are over age 50
have a weakened immune system due to another illness
have a chronic lung disease
What are the complications of Legionnaires’ disease?
When Legionnaires’ disease goes untreated, life-threatening complications can develop. These include:
respiratory failure from pneumonia
kidney failure, which develops when the kidneys aren’t working correctly
septic shock, which is when a serious infection leads to organ failure and very low blood pressure
These complications can progress rapidly, especially in people who already have weakened immune systems.
How is Legionnaires’ disease diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose Legionnaires’ disease by testing your blood or urine for the presence of Legionella antigens. Antigens are substances that your body recognizes as harmful. Your body produces an immune response to antigens to fight infection. Your doctor may also test a sample of sputum, or phlegm, for the Legionella bacteria.
Your doctor might also perform a chest X-ray. While the X-ray can’t be used to confirm Legionnaires’ disease, it can help determine the severity of your lung infection.
How is Legionnaires’ disease treated?
Legionnaires’ disease is always treated with antibiotics. Treatment is usually started as soon as the disease is suspected, without waiting for confirmation. Prompt treatment significantly lowers the risk of complications.
Many people completely recover with treatment, but most will need care in the hospital. Elderly people and those with other health conditions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of Legionnaires’ disease. While in the hospital, they may receive oxygen or other breathing support. They may also be given fluids and electrolytes through a vein in their arm (IV) to treat dehydration.
What’s the outlook after treatment?
The outlook is typically good for healthy people who receive prompt treatment. However, the length of recovery time will depend on the severity of the disease and how quickly treatment is received. Faster treatment means better results.
Legionnaires’ disease is usually more serious in elderly people who have weakened immune systems or other medical conditions. If you’re elderly, you have a higher risk of developing complications and you may need to stay in the hospital for an extended period.
How can Legionnaires’ disease be prevented?
There’s no vaccine available for Legionnaires’ disease. However, it’s possible to prevent the disease by properly disinfecting and cleaning potential sources of the Legionella bacteria. Preventive measures include:
disinfecting and cleaning cooling towers
regularly draining and cleaning pools and hot tubs
using chemical treatments, such as chlorine, in pools and spas
keeping hot water systems above 140°F and cold water systems below 68°F
Avoiding smoking can also significantly lower your risk of infection. Smokers are much more likely to develop Legionnaires’ disease if they’re exposed to Legionella bacteria.
This disease is caused by Legionella bacteria which actively grows in water and can spread when small droplets get into the air and people breathe them in. In the past outbreaks have been often traced to hot tubs, decorative fountains, cooling towers and large air-conditioning systems that emit water vapor into the air such as swamp coolers.
Legionnaires’ is not spread from person to person contact. Legionella is usually treated with antibiotics and hospital care in extreme cases. And only roughly 1 in 10 people die from getting this disease. Most at high risk are people over the age of 50, with already weakened immune systems from other underlying decreases or chronic lung diseases from smoking and such.
Orange County has confirmed more than 55 cases of the disease this year so far. That’s a big jump from the numbers seen in recent years. A similar upward trend has been seen nationally and elsewhere in Southern California, but the jump in cases has remained a mystery so far.
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This Is The DISGUSTING Reason Soros Is In The US Right Now, And Who He’s Secretly Meeting With Changes Everything
It’s time to take a stand against him!
Extreme Liberal billionaire and Nazi Collaborator George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.
The secretive four-day event in the posh Carlsbad area of Southern California which was titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” actually asked that its guests refrain from contacting the media or posting to social media about the event, or what went on in it.
The Democracy Alliance which is a donor club of extremely rich communist donors mostly from California and asks that each member pledge to direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved extreme left-wing groups. The group continued its tradition of secrecy, promising all members and guests of the summit that their participation would “remain confidential.”
Other speakers appearing in person or via video this weekend were expected to include far left liberal U.S. Senator Kamala Harris from California and Amy Klobuchar Senator from Minnesota. U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan from Minnesota and Democrats Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Governor-elect Ralph Northam of Virginia. Special guest speakers were listed as CNN contributor and Communist, Van Jones, plus The Center for American Progress CEO, Neera Tanden.
The Jewish People vs George Soros
And that difference is a profound one. It is the difference between a perpetrator and a rescuer. Between a collaborator and a hero.
Soros did not wear a Nazi uniform, but he might as well have, because he aided in the persecution of the Jews of Europe, without compassion, without guilt and without regret.
Various excuses have been made for his actions, and none of them hold the least bit of water.
Yes Soros was only a teenager at the time. So was my father, who nevertheless escaped to join the partisans, rather than accompanying a Nazi officer in his search for Jewish property he could loot. He had no choice? He certainly had a choice. Even in the worst of times, people still can and do make moral choices. And the choice for everyone, for Jews, Germans, Ukrainians, Poles, Frenchmen and so on down the line—was to collaborate with evil, or to do the right thing.
George Soros made the wrong choice then. As he has made the wrong choice over and over again. And he has never regretted any of them. And the one thing that clearly emerges from that, is that he has no understanding that evil is wrong. That participating in the persecution and murder of Jews is wrong. He didn’t know it back then, while the Holocaust was going on. He doesn’t know it today, when he helps set up and fund organizations like J Street, whose sole purpose is to help the Muslim terrorists who are murdering Jews today.
To call Soros a Holocaust survivor is an obscenity
The liberal media which is busy defending Soros as a victim of the Holocaust and a survivor should find the bare decency to remain silent for once. To call Soros a Holocaust survivor is an obscenity. Soros was not victimized by the Holocaust. He was never targeted by it. He was on the other side of the line. The side that was pulling the trigger, running the gas chambers and sorting the gold teeth. Soros was not a victim, he was a perpetrator. Yes, he was only a teenager, but we do jail teenagers as accomplices to crimes much milder than that of collaborating in genocide.
Liberal using charges of Anti-Semitism to silence critics of Soros is one of the most profoundly cynical exercises imaginable, by people who routinely mock the idea that their bias again Israel is in any way motivated by Anti-Semitism. It is all the more cynical, because Soros has described himself as growing up in a “Jewish, Anti-Semitic home” and suggested that Jewish behavior causes Anti-Semitism. Defending criticism of a billionaire Anti-Semite as Anti-Semitism is thoroughly surreal. It’s an inversion of the meaning of the word that punches a hole through reason and all the way over into the other side.
Soros has funded organizations that actively promoted Anti-Semitic smears against Jews. MoveOn’s bulletins have linked to sites like CounterPunch, a site which actually published an article in defense of blood libels. One bulletin linked to pieces which accused Jews of dual loyalty, claimed that a small group of Jewish elites monopolize foreign policy and began with a “special feature” from former Klansman, Senator Byrd. All this is from an organization funded by George Soros. A man so reviled within the Jewish community that his funding for J Street had to be kept secret for fear of a backlash against the entire group.
The media’s implication that criticism of Soros is an attack on Jews as a whole is mind-bogglingly false
The media’s implication that criticism of Soros is an attack on Jews as a whole is mind-bogglingly false. When even an organization aimed at liberal Jews actually has to hide its Soros funding, it is safe to say that Herr Soros is not representative of the Jewish community. After a failed attempt to scam money out of a Jewish charity in his youth, Soros has avoided Jewish organizations and Jewish causes. J Street is one of those exceptions, only because it is an Anti-Jewish organizations masquerading as a Jewish organization.
Soros has said that he doesn’t want to be part of any Jewish national existence, and that the solution to Anti-Semitism is for Jews to “give up on the tribalness”. His narrative has always been to blame Anti-Semitism on Jews and on Israel. And frankly that is the essence of what Anti-Semitism is. Blame the victim. And there’s every reason for Soros to do that. because he helps the perpetrators. And that seems to have been a lifelong hobby with him.
Soros’ father identified with Germans, more than with Jews. Like some of that type, he wanted to be more German, than the Germans. After Nazi Germany fell, George seemed to hold a special animus for the countries that had defeated the Third Reich. His political and economic primarily war targeted America, Europe and Russia. The countries and societies that had destroyed Hitler’s dream of world conquest. Whether that is deliberate or not, is not a question I can answer. But if Soros had strongly resented the Allied forces that shut down National Socialism, then his likely course of behavior would be the same one that he has followed. To find weak spots in the system, exploit them to make money and then use that money to bring those societies and countries down.
Soros has made it very clear that he doesn’t like Jews, and doesn’t want to be associated with them
Over the years Soros has made it very clear that he doesn’t like Jews, and doesn’t want to be associated with them. This wasn’t an aberration that developed during the Holocaust, but runs in his family. His father changed his last name from Schwartz to Soros. His ex-wife has stated that Soros’ mother disliked her, because she was “openly Jewish”. In his biography, Soros agreed that his ex-wife’s Jewishness was the problem. He even referred to his own mother as a “Jewish Anti-Semite”. Indeed Soros’ mother disliked Jews so much, she ended up converting.
George Soros has not converted, but he considers himself an atheist and like the rest of his family, is hostile to Jews. He has mentioned an “antipathy” to Jewish organizations, one which he dates back to his time delivering deportation orders to Jewish lawyers. At one point he describes his Jewishness as a “secret shame” that required psychoanalysis. While Soros has said that he has no guilt over his Nazi collaboration, he apparently did feel guilt for whatever Jewishness he still felt he had. That is not the attitude of a moral man, but of a man who enjoyed being a Nazi, but hated being Jewish. With that kind of attitude, it’s no wonder that Soros acts the way he does.
But having excluded himself from the Jewish community and having waged war against the places and countries where Jews are secure—having even funded Anti-Semitic organizations, he has absolutely no right to try and hide from criticism over his political activities by using his front groups to denounce critics as Anti-Semitic. Certainly not by claiming to be a Holocaust survivor, when he was actually a collaborator. His front groups have produced and circulated materials that accused American Jews of secret conspiracies, that certainly meet the same test that his front groups are now using to argue that Beck is engaging in Anti-Semitism.
But Soros is never held to the standards of the people he wages war on. Soros destroys the savings of British pensioners, while using the money to fund left wing groups which claim to care about the plight of the poor. Now left wing groups which promote Anti-Semitism are accusing Soros critics of being Anti-Semitic. To them it’s just a word. Another weapon they can use to promote their agenda. To us however it’s not just a word. It’s a reality. It’s a reality that Jews have been living with for a very long time now.
For thousands of years, the Jewish people have survived persecution, outlived genocide, and every form of oppression under the sun. And during all that time, there have been Jewish survivors and heroes, and collaborators as well. The upcoming holiday of Chanukah is the story of Jews who refused to collaborate. On the other hand, the story of Soros is the story of those who brought pigs on altars. Who hated their Jewishness and eagerly sought to join with the oppressors. Soros is only one of that number. But it is not the collaborators or the traitors who continue on. They die and turn to dust. Their malice may be great and the harm they cause terrible, but like all mortals, they still perish and pass away. But the Nation of Israel, like the lights of the Menorah, go on.
This is terrifying. We need to end secret societies in America. This meeting should have in fact been stormed by Trump Supporters and American Patriots of every kind asking for an explanation as to why they are meeting in secret. We can’t let the left and their deep-pocketed goons continue to buy themselves into power. And George Soros should be rotting behind bars for collaborating with the Nazis. Instead, he is lauded as a hero by the left which loves to brand people as Nazis, but only if they aren’t giving huge amounts of money to liberal causes.
It’s time to take our country back and send these left wing radicals back to their caves where they belong.
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This Is The 1 Thing An NFL Star Just Called Anthem Protesters And Who He Blamed Just Exploded The Internet
Anthem protesters just got Rekt!
In a move that left the race baiters in the NFL shook, Herschel Walker, one of the NFL’s all-time greatest running backs has confirmed that he, in fact, supports President Donald Trump and all us Patriotic American citizens in the national anthem protest controversy. He believes players should stand for the anthem because the football field is a place where people can forget their differences and come together, it isn’t the place for protest and division.
The Heisman Trophy winner didn’t beat around the bush either. In a statement, he said that our flag is very special, and black lives matter is also, but what players should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. He also added that we have young men and women fighting for the flag and that we have to respect the White House and office of the president
As most everyone knows by now, rich spoiled ball tossers in the NFL have taken it upon themselves to protest the national anthem to deflect from the fact that an NFL player is arrested every 7 days for some violent offense and that young black men are killing each other every day in the inner cities. But the worst part is the NFL as an organization refuses to stop them by telling their employees, “You stand, or you’re fired!” Plain and simple.
“A majority of voters disapprove of how NFL commissioner Roger Goodellhas handled player protests during the national anthem, a new poll finds.
According to data from The Harris Poll, 60 percent said they disapprove of Goodell’s handling of the matter. Fifty-five percent said Goodell has handled the issue in a way that has made both sides unhappy.
A strong majority, 77 percent, said the players should stand for the anthem. Fifty-nine percent said there should be a rule requiring the players to do so.
Goodell has a 50 percent approval rating, the poll found, although 56 percent of self-described hardcore fans say they disapprove of the job Goodell is doing.
The survey comes at a sensitive time for Goodell, who is in the process of renegotiating a new contract. That process has become complicated by reports that Goodell is seeking $50 million a year and lifetime use of a private jet, although the NFL has disputed those reports. Goodell makes about $30 million a year presently.
“It is nearly unheard of to have a commissioner of a national sports league be this divisive,” said Harris Poll Chairman Mark Penn. “Asking for $50 million dollars at a time when his approval is less than 50 percent among self-identified hardcore fans is pretty striking.”
“The data shows the league clearly has a lot of work to do to rebuild its relationship with the country and its most loyal fans.”
President Trump has hammered the NFL for the player protests. Vice President Pence walked out of a game after several players refused to stand and the White House has said the players are disrespecting the country and dishonoring the troops by kneeling during the anthem.
Many of the players are frustrated, believing their protests have been twisted for political reasons. The first player to kneel, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, knelt to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
At the league’s fall meeting last month, Goodell and several team owners decided they would not change the NFL’s policy to require players to stand. As it is, the league says players have to be on the field for the national anthem and suggests that they “should stand” for it.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he will not play any of his players who kneel during the anthem. Jones has also expressed frustration with the amount of money Goodell is said to be seeking.
Still, 66 percent of those polled, including 58 percent of self-described hardcore fans, said Goodell does not need to resign for his handling of the anthem protests.
Sixty-four percent said the controversy has not impacted how much football they’re watching, although 28 percent of those surveyed said they’re watching less.
The poll of 1,000 U.S. adults was conducted Nov. 16-17 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error. The partisan breakdown of the survey is 39 percent Democrat, 31 percent independent and 24 percent Republican. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed described themselves as hardcore or casual NFL fans.”
— AV Police Services (@AV_Police) November 3, 2017
This whole mess started when the failing Forty Niners quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was benched by the team for underperforming after scoring a 120 million dollar contract. So instead of getting off his sorry behind and working on his passing game, which was never stellar to begin with, he decides to take a knee during the national anthem in a failed attempt to turn his failing career into a racially motivated firing. Laughable when 80% of the NFL is, in fact, African American.
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Horrific Video Catches What 3 Racist Black Nurses Did To Dying WWII Vet As They Laughed
This is the most horrific thing, Ever!
Thanks to the former president Barack Hussein Obama and his manufactured race war, racial tensions in our country are now at an all-time high.
But now the so-called “race wars” have reached a new all-time low after a video popped up online which appears to show a horrible act of racism in a nursing home. It’s unbelievable what a group of 3 black nurses did to a dying white World War II veteran who was screaming in agony from the confines of his nursing home bed.
Eighty-nine-year-old highly-decorated WW II veteran James Dempsey served his country honorably, and probably never fathomed that the worst experience of his life would come at the very end and at the hands of a nasty staff of racist nurses. After suddenly being unable to breathe, he pushed the call button in his room six times, frantically telling staff over the intercom that he needed immediate help. Help which never came. Instead, he was laughed at hysterically.
Earlier we reported:
During questioning, Nuckles simply passed off the entire incident as an “honest mistake” after being caught red handed in a lie after being confronted with the video footage.“I was just basing everything on what I normally do.”
Doing what you “normally do?” Is laughing while World War II veterans die what you “normally do,” Wanda Nuckles?
“Not only did she lie about the chest compressions, the staff did not call 911 until an hour later. When nurses had difficulty getting Dempsey’s oxygen machine operational during attempts to fix the issue, you can hear Nuckles and others laughing,” Popular Military reported.
Retired nursing professional Elaine Harris reviewed the footage and still cannot get over the horror of what she witnessed.
“In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” Harris said.
Harris went on to criticise the nursing staff, “claiming that the nurses failed to respond, assess and act- not to mention the failure to continuously perform CPR,” Popular Military went on.
“That is absolutely inappropriate. You never stop compressions,” said concluded.
What’s even more startling is that the Atlanta nursing home tried to bury the story from being leaked to the public, but due to the incredible perseverance of the local news outlet 11Alive, these women will forever be shamed. “Attorneys representing the Atlanta nursing home tried to prevent 11Alive from obtaining the video. They asked a DeKalb County judge to keep the video sealed and then attempted to appeal to the Georgia State Supreme Court. The judge ruled in favor of 11Alive and the nursing home eventually dropped its appeal to the state’s highest court,” 11 Alive reported.
Investigator Steven Haffley pointed out that criminal charges need to be immediately pressed against these 3 individuals and that it’s ridiculous that the only punishment they’ve received is simply losing their jobs as nurses. On top of that, how these nurses acted wasn’t even normal human behavior. Haffley stated:
“On a human level, how could you possibly do that?” Steven began. “I might not like some of the protesters, but if I saw someone dying on the street, suffering in pain, calling out for help, I’d help them. It’s just apart of being human…But somehow these nurses don’t even have that compassion for a World War II veteran, who’s dying in pain. How did they get to be nurses?
“James Dempsey died at the age of 89. He was a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia. He served his country with honor in the time of its greatest need. God bless his soul. I’m so sorry you were treated this way,” Steven concluded.
11Alive reports that Dempsey’s family have reached a settlement agreement with Sava Senior Care, who fired 10 of the nurses involved after the video was brought to their attention. Horrifyingly, this isn’t the first time that Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation has abused patients, as they continue to have a history of abuse after Dempsey’s death due to health and safety violations. They’ve been given a one-star rating from Medicare, and have also be smacked with $813,113 in fines since 2015.
These savage scumbag nurses called this sick incident where a man died an “honest mistake?” Are you freaking kidding? A man died desperately gasping for air and they laughed hysterically? How is this considered an “honest mistake?” This has to be the sickest display of racism I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.
Nurses take an oath to do good and help people. These 3 characters decided to ignore a man who was a WW2 hero because they are a bunch of racists who hate white people, plain and simple. These sorts of acts were unheard of before the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, who won only because white liberals in this country suffer from an acute condition of white guilt.
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BREAKING: Trump’s Confidant Slipped Radioactive POISON In Assassination Attempt – ‘I Know Who Did It’
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Melania Just Personally Stopped Attackers In Their Tracks, Makes It Their Last Time – ‘I Refuse’
She's not taking it anymore!!!
All HELL Breaks Loose At WH As Trump Uncovers Obama’s Covert Order To Agents To Take Out His Entire Family
he was never prepared for one of his top military generals
BREAKING!! TRUMP Is ARRESTING BOTH!! FINALLY!!!
THAT TOOK BALLS!!
BREAKING!! The FBI Just RAIDED His House!!
CLUB GITMO HERE THEY COME!