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Three Patients At a Hospital in Cincinnati Have Tested Positive For Legionella

Unknown if patients are diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease



Legionnaires’ (LEE-juh-nares) disease is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by Legionella (LEE-juh-nell-a) bacteria

CINCINNATI, OH- The Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn, Ohio has taken the precautionary measure of switching to bottled water for its staff, patients, and guests after three patients tested positive for the presence of Legionella.

Although it is not yet clear whether the patients have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, a serious type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, the hospital has taken immediate action to increase water testing protocols and initiate an investigation.

The source of the bacteria remains inconclusive, but the hospital is using bottled water as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of its patients, staff, and guests. The hospital has assured that normal operations are continuing without any interruption to patient care.

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