Three cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in residents of two Maryland nursing homes, according to various media reports. The Baltimore Sun reported on Monday, November 7, 2011 that two residents of the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore were diagnosed with the pneumonia-like illness, but are allegedly recovering, per the words of a Baltimore Health Department spokesman. The Center has switched to bottled water while an investigation is conducted.
Legionnaires’ disease also claimed the life of a resident of the Lighthouse Senior Living facility in Ellicott City, Maryland, as indicated by the Baltimore Sun on November 8, 2011. “Water restrictions” were apparently implemented to prevent additional cases, but details of those restrictions are unclear at this time. No other cases have yet been diagnosed.