GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Legionella bacteria have been found in the water supply at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
at the facility was tested because the same bacteria was found in the
Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says there are no known cases of illness due to the Legionella bacteria.
filters are being installed to all showers and whirlpool bathing
systems, which are the most likely ways home residents may come in
contact with the bacteria.
The bacteria can cause Legionnaires'
disease, which is spread through infected mist or water droplets. It is
not contagious and usually affects people with weakened immune systems.
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