Two weeks ago, a resident of the St. Paul’s community tested positive for presence of Legionella antigen. The community has since tested their facilities and are awaiting results to see if their community was the source of the bacteria.
Community leaders have expressed in a statement released in the Record Argus that “At this time, we are taking an abundance of caution as we investigate.” The CEO of St. Paul’s, Chris Wright, advised that the efforts being taken include enlisting the assistance of consultants and discussing as a group about where any of the community’s risks for the bacteria may be present.
The vice president of the community, Rita Clemente, expressed that “Our residents’ well-being is our utmost concern,” and “We’re taking this very seriously.”
As of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, only one resident of the community had tested positive for Legionella antigen. The test results are expected to be known this week.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.