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IL: Legionnaires' Cases Reported In McHenry Co.

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    Health officials trying to find link in McHenry County Legionnaires' cases
    Legionnaires' Cases Reported In Algonquin, Crystal Lake
    The nine county residents who have fallen ill contracted the disease between June 7 and July 1, health officials said this past week.
    By Amie Rowland, Patch Staff | Jul 10, 2018 3:47 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2018 10:53 am ET

    MCHENRY COUNTY, IL Nine McHenry County residents have fallen ill with Legionnaires disease in recent weeks and local health officials are are continuing to investigate if there is connection between any of the cases, Keri Zaleski, Community Information Coordinator for the McHenry County Department of Health, told Patch Thursday. Local health officials said the people who fell ill with the disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as legionella, range in age from 46 to 82 years old. They live in Union, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Huntley and Wonder Lake and were diagnosed with illness between June 7 and July 1...