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Preliminary Environmental Results Show 47 Negative and One Positive Test For Legionella at Veterans’ Home in Quincy

SPRINGFIELD –(ENEWSPF)—December 22, 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that 47 of 48 environmental samples taken at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy (IVHQ) tested negative for Legionella bacteria.  The single positive water sample was collected prior to passing through a showerhead, which contains a point-of-use filter that is validated for the removal of Legionella.  The CDC temporarily removed the showerhead to access the piping interior, pre-filtration, to determine whether Legionella was present in the water system behind the filter.  Patients using that shower . . .

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