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Legionnaires’ Cases Grow To 27 At Reynoldsburg Retirement Home

A total of 27 cases and two deaths have been reported in connection with an apparent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Learn more.
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A total of 27 cases and two deaths have been reported in connection with an apparent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Reynoldsburg retirement facility.

The victims at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, on Taylor Park Drive, all range in age between 63 and 99 years old.

Legionnaires’ disease, a type of pneumonia, is most often spread through water sources.

Officials said that they would continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the outbreak.

A spokesperson said that the CDC has not issued a report on the water samples collected last week from the facility.   

Since the outbreak, Wesley Ridge officials have said they have been superheating the water tanks and flushing them with chlorine to kill any bacteria.

Retirement community residents were allowed to use their dishwashers on Thursday, but showering and drinking water at the facility remained off limits as of last week.

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