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According to health officials, St. Ann’s Community in Rochester, New York is supplying bottled water to its residents after the New York Department of Health found legionella bacteria in its water system.  The state is reviewing bacterial control methods employed by the nursing home, and has encouraged St. Ann’s to add special, bacteria-trapping filters to the shower heads in residents’ rooms.  So far, one resident has contracted and recovered from Legionnaires’ disease.  It is not yet clear whether the legionella found in the nursing home was the source of his illness.  No other cases have been confirmed.

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