Two cases of Legionnaires Disease are reported at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs officials are working with the Illinois Department of Public Health… Adams County Health Department and Centers for Disease Control to determine where the residents acquired the Legionella bacteria although a definitive source may never be identified. New admissions to the Illinois Veterans Home have been halted. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will be visiting the Veterans Home this morning for an update on the situation.

Extensive renovations to the Veterans Home water system last summer followed an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease claimed a dozen lives and sickened many residents and some staff members.