Two More Legionnaires’ Deaths Reported at Illinois Veterans’ Home
Health officials report two more deaths from Legionnaires’ Disease at the Illinois Veterans’ Home over the weekend.
According to Shay Drummond of the Adams County Health Department, the death toll from the respiratory outbreak at the home now stands at eleven. A total of 54 cases of the disease have been confirmed.
Drummond reports all of the deaths have been Veterans’ Home residents, and that a few of the workers at the home are among the confirmed cases.
Officials are still trying to find the source of the Legionella bacteria, with results from environmental testing at the home still pending.