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A fourth case of Legionnaires’ disease has been confirmed at Camellia at Deerwood, home for the elderly in Jacksonville, Fla.

Department of Health spokesman Charles Griggs said that two residents developed pneumonia associated with Legionella bacteria in March and April.  This observation caused the Department of Health to investigate further and they discovered that there was a related case in November 2013.  Another case this month was confirmed while the investigation was still ongoing.

Perry Brown, facility manager at Camellia, did not say whether any additional residents have become ill since the public health advisory was released by the Duval County Health Department on April 21, but he did say “we are working directly with the Health Department to keep our residents safe.”

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