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Legionnaires' Outbreak Tied to State Fair in Texas


By Cathy Jakicic Facilities Management
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Seven confirmed and five possible cases of Legionnaires' disease have been tied to the East Texas State Fair, according to KLTV.

Officials are testing water sources for Legionella bacteria in the Harvey Convention Center and on the fairgrounds, according to John Sykes, president and CEO of East Texas State Fair.

A separate Legionnaires' outbreak, that has resulted in four deaths so far, was linked to a hot tub display at the North Carolina State Fair recently.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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