Two dead from Legionnaire’s Disease at Illinois veterans’ home
QUINCY, Ill. – Two people have died in a outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease at a veterans’ home in Illinois.
The victims were residents at the home in Quincy.
The health department says they were among 23 people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ earlier this week.
It’s a severe form of pneumonia that is usually contracted by inhaling the legionella bacteria through water droplets.
The health department has not tracked down the source of the bacteria, but they believe it’s isolated to the veterans’ home.