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Illinois Veterans Home: Two more dead as a result of Legionnaires' Disease

Microscopic view of Legionella pneumophila, which is a bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention Photo)

According to Shay Drummond, the Director of Clinical and Environmental Services for the Adams County Health Department, two more deaths have been reported at the Illinois Veterans Home as a result of Legionnaires' Disease.

One individual passed away early Wednesday morning. This person also had underlying health conditions.

The other individual passed away at an earlier time, but the test results were just confirmed that the death was in fact from Legionnaires' Disease.

There have now been 53 cases confirmed and 9 deaths from Legionnaires' Disease.

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