The Illinois Department of Public Health reported two more Legionnaires’ disease-associated deaths at a western Illinois veterans’ home.
This brings the death toll for the Quincy veterans’ home to four with a total of 29 residents becoming ill during the ongoing outbreak.
The veterans’ home is located approximately 300 miles southwest of Chicago and was first reported last week. The names of residents who have been affected have not been released.
Because of the outbreak, employees at the facility are currently limited in their access to water and have been instructed to use bottled water and sanitary wipes among other precautions.
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