More Confirmed Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease

Aug 1, 2013

Health officials have confirmed three more cases of Legionnaires' Disease at a Reynoldsburg nursing home.

38 cases have now been confirmed at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community. Five residents have died. Franklin County Public Health officials say the bacteria got into Wesley Ridge's water system from its air-conditioning cooling tower. The tower is closed until a long-term prevention plan is put in place. The retirement community has pumped large amounts of chlorine into its water system and superheated its water to prevent the spread of the bacteria.