Case of Legionnaires’ Disease Investigated at Nursing Home

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SUNBURY, Ohio (AP) – Health officials say a resident of a central Ohio nursing home recently contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

Health officials say they’re working to pinpoint the source and identify additional residents for testing.

The Delaware General Health District says the nursing home is restricting water use to reduce potential exposure from features such as showerheads and faucets.

Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused by inhaling water droplets containing the bacteria.

The nursing home wouldn’t provide information about the affected resident’s condition because of privacy concerns.