According to CBS Baltimore, the Allegany County Housing Authority is still struggling to kill Legionella bacteria that were found in a senior-citizen housing complex. Four months ago, a resident of the complex became ill after contracting Legionnaires’ disease. Initially, a superheating process was used to clear the bacteria out of the water system, but Legionella returned. This time, the water system at the apartment complex is being treated with high levels of chlorine by a private firm. Residents have been told to avoid using the showers and to utilize distilled water, for those using medical devices, until the Legionella has been successfully eradicated.
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