Legionnaires' cases increase at Quincy veterans home

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Officials search for source of Legionnaires' outbreak
An outbreak of Legionnaires' illness at a Quincy veterans home has health officials concerned.
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QUINCY, Ill. (WLS) -- Legionnaires' disease cases have nearly tripled at a Quincy veterans home.

The outbreak has now infected 23 people. At least two of the veterans home residents have died from the disease.

Legionnaires' can come from breathing in the infected water vapor and can cause pneumonia-like symptoms.

Water is shut off at the facility until tests confirm where it's coming from. Health officials say they're confident the outbreak is contained to the veterans home.