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11 patients in a unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital have been moved after potentially deadly Legionella bacteria were found in multiple sinks in the pulmonary medicine unit.

According to the hospital, there have been no confirmed cased of Legionnaires disease associated with the finding of Legionella.

A statement released by UPMC said “it is not uncommon for Legionella bacteria to appear in water sources in hospitals or any other facility.  That’s why we continuously follow rigorous monitoring and prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients.”

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