According to the Wilson County Health Department, a fifth person at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Services was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on Thursday June 19th. This brings the count of Legionnaires’ cases associated with the North Carolina nursing home up to five.
The first four individuals involved in the outbreak are currently recovering from their illnesses; the fifth person has been taken to a nearby hospital to be treated.
Peggy Bulluck, the nursing home’s administrator, said that the Wilson Pines staff is working with the Wilson County Health Department and CDC to monitor the situation and prevent more cases of the disease.
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