Aug
31
2015
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Illinois Veterans Home

According to officials, 28 residents at a western Illinois veterans’ home have contracted Legionnaires’ disease.  Two of these residents died last week.

Ryan Yantis, a spokesman for Illinois Veterans Home, says that the residents are being monitored and that any person who shows symptoms consistent with Legionnaires’ disease will be treated immediately as if they have it until test results come back.

The source of this outbreak has not yet been determined, but is currently being investigated by the Adams County Health Department.

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