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A patient has contracted Legionnaires’ disease at The Miriam Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, the patient was diagnosed during the weekend of Jan 4-5, 2014 and was recently discharged from the hospital.

As a precaution, the hospital began using bottled water instead of tap water, and also used alcohol-based gel hand sanitizer rather than sinks for hand-washing.

There is no other information regarding this recent Legionnaires’ disease case at this time.

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