More Quincy Legionnaire’s Disease Cases Reported
The battle against the Legionella bacteria in the city of Quincy continues.
In a press release Friday from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Department of Public Health, they report two more recent cases of Legionnaire’s Disease, one of which involved a resident of the Illinois Veterans’ Home. Officials note that the vets home resident spent considerable time in the community so exposure to the Legionella bacteria could have taken place outside the home. The vets home resident is recovering.
Three other veterans’ home residents have tested positive for Legionnaire’s since July. All three have recovered.
The latest report comes after an extensive renovation of the plumbing systems at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in the wake of a Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the home last year.