Reports from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office state that an inmate at the Cook County Jail in Chicago has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The inmate had originally been hospitalized on July 6 with symptoms resembling pneumonia, and he eventually tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. Officials say that this is an isolated incident and that none of the man’s cellmates or members of the prison staff have demonstrated symptoms. Still, they have moved the inmate to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, and facilities managers are investigating potential sources of the disease.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.