Sixth death is reported in record Ohio Legionnaires' disease outbreak

08/13/2013 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

The deadliest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Ohio has led to the death of a sixth person, health officials said. The retirement community where the outbreak occurred has been working with health officials to eradicate the Legionella bacteria found in the facility's water. Shower restrictions were set to be lifted when shower heads approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are installed, according to the county health department. The outbreak has sickened 39 people including residents, visitors and an employee and has sent 32 to the hospital.

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