Illinois Department Of Veterans Affairs Confirms Legionnaires’ Case At Manteno Home

FILE - This June 21, 2006, file photo shows The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Officials said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 that preliminary test results show the possible presence of Legionella bacteria in the Illinois Capitol Complex's hot water system. Experts at the Illinois Department of Public Health say the complex is safe for state employees to work, and they're not aware of any reports of Legionnaires' disease related to the water system. More testing is underway and results are expected in about 14 days. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

Illinois is dealing with another Legionnaires’ outbreak at another state veterans home.  The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs yesterday said one person living at the veterans home in Manteno has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’.  The state says it is both launching an investigation and a new water plan at the home.  A Legionnaires’ outbreak at the veterans home in Quincy had killed 14 people since 2015, and sickened dozens of others.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)



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