2 more Legionnaires' cases reported at Quincy veterans home

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (WLS) -- Two more residents at a Quincy veterans home have been sickened by Legionnaires' disease.

The two additional cases brings the statewide total to 52 since the outbreak was first reported in early August. Seven residents of that home in Quincy and another person in town have died.

All of those sickened by Legionnaires' disease have been elderly and had underlying medical conditions that increased their risk of exposure to the Legionella bacteria.