A man from Erie Pennsylvania is being treated for Legionnaires’ disease at Saint Vincent Hospital.
According to Dr. Paul Newell, an infectious disease expert at the hospital, the man “was admitted with the infection” and the illness “was acquired in the community.”
This is the fourth confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease in Erie County in 2014 and does not appear to be a part of an outbreak, according to Charlotte Berringer, a nurse and director of community health for the county health department.
“It’s not an unusual number of cases for this point in the year,” Berringer said. “There doesn’t seem to be anything unusual about this case.”
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