MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Veterans Affairs officials say they’ve detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital.
No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
The hospital has fitted faucets and shower heads with filters and is flushing the water system.READ MORE: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
Legionnaires’ disease was first identified in 1976 after an outbreak at the American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Outbreaks reported in New York City and western Illinois killed more than 20 people and sickened hundreds more this summer.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Report Rapid Increase Of Overdoses, Warn Of Synthetic Opioids
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