Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Reported at Batavia Retirement Home

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2019-09-02 18:58:16

Health officials in Kane County are investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to a Batavia retirement home, the Kane County Health Department said.

The retirement home, Covenant Living at the Holmstad, is notifying residents and the residents’ identified contact, according to a news release.

Public health officials have tested for Legionella bacteria and are working to identify potential sources, officials said.

The bacteria from Legionnaires’ disease are transmitted through drops of water and can cause serious lung infections and possibly death. The bacteria mixes with the air in showers or fountains, and can cause illness when inhaled.

Health officials haven’t provided information on the conditions of the affected residents.

The lung infection is fatal in approximately one of every 10 cases, according to CDC research.

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