Jul
02
2014
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Wilson County Health Dept

The count of confirmed Legionnaires’ disease has risen to eleven cases in Wilson County, North Carolina.  Seven of these confirmed cases are associated with Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson County, two of whom were visitors.  Three cases are linked to Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.

There are other recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Wilson County that are not linked to either the nursing home or the neuro-medical center which have recently had multiple cases linked to their facilities.

According to the Wilson Times, “Wilson County reported 11 cases last year.  There were 90 cases in the state last year.”

The CDC is working with state officials to investigate the outbreak in Wilson County.

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