One of 2 people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in a nursing home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, has died after being hospitalized for pneumonia on Thursday.
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What’s the problem?
November 3, 2017 – Health officials on Monday confirmed the 2 cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care in Croton-on-Hudson, according to ABC News.
The second person, who also diagnosed with pneumonia, is continuing to be treated at the facility.
Officials said the source of contamination is still unclear; however, they have ruled out the facility’s cooling towers.
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that spreads through inhalation of contaminated airborne water particles in or around cooling towers, ventilation systems, hot tubs, and fountains. The disease can be deadly and typically requires hospitalization, often in an intensive care unit.
Nursing homes and hospitals need to do more to protect their patients from catching Legionnaires’ disease from contaminated water systems, according to a June 2017 analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers looked at over 2,800 cases of Legionnaires’ that in 2015 and found that 553 definitely or possibly occurred in a healthcare facility such as a nursing home or a hospital.
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