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Legionella Causes Patient Death at Ohio Healthcare Facility


By Cathryn Jakicic Plumbing & Restrooms
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A patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a recently opened hospital in Grove City, Ohio, according to the Associated Press.

The patient who died was among the seven who had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ after being hospitalized at Mount Carmel Grove City, according to the Mount Carmel Health System.

The hospital said it is working with state and county health officials to identify the source of the bacteria. Mount Carmel is running tests, implementing water restrictions and doing supplemental disinfection of the water supply.

The first Mount Carmel patient was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ on April 29, the day after the hospital opened.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit Healthcare Facilities Today.

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