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Two students at the Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA have been infected with Legionella bacteria. Spokespeople at the school, which provides services to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, confirmed the two cases and stated that the campus was being tested. All tests so far have been negative and the investigation continues.

As a precaution, students and staff have been given bottled water. The Allegheny County Health Department has been involved in the investigation. This is the second time Legionella bacteria have been found in an Allegheny County facility recently–the Allegheny General Hospital found the bacteria in its water system earlier this year, though the hospital quickly took precautions against infection and no patients were sickened.

More information is available here.

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