A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak has been reported at Camellia at Deerwood, an elder care facility in Florida.
The Duval County Health Department issued an advisory on April 18 after three residents became ill due to Legionella, waterborne bacteria that can lead to deadly pneumonia. Some family members of residents in the facility, however, claim they were not notified of the situation until at least a week after the official health advisory was released.
An investigation is ongoing and water samples have been collected from the facility; results are pending.
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