The Daily Courier reported yesterday that the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System in Prescott, AZ has discovered potentially deadly Legionella bacteria in its water system during a routine test.
According to VA spokesperson Jean Schaefer, the bacteria were detected on Oct. 14 in water faucets of nine hospital rooms, but she was unsure about how many of these rooms were occupied at the time, whether patients were moved, or if they were given information about the bacterial contamination.
It was reported by officials, however, that the hospital has taken action to decontaminate its water system. Furthermore, there have not been any cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in connection with the Northern Arizona VA.
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