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  • Maine Health Officials Investigating Six Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease In Bangor Area

    Source: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/mai...se-bangor-area

    Maine Health Officials Investigating Six Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease In Bangor Area
    By Maine Public staff 6 minutes ago

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it's investigating six cases of Legionnaire's disease that have cropped up in the greater Bangor area. One person who became ill has died, but officials say they've haven't confirmed that the death is a result of the Legionella bacteria, which causes the illness.

    State health officials say they're seeking to find out whether the victims shared a common exposure or whether the cluster of cases in the area is coincidental.

    The illness landed all six individuals in the hospital, officials say. In the past five years, Penobscot County, where all of the cases have occurred, has had an average of only three cases a year. Maine averages about 30 diagnosed cases a year...



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    Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/legio...water-district

    Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in Maine water district samples, state CDC says
    Madeline Farber
    By Madeline Farber | Fox News

    Maine health officials this week announced the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires disease a severe form of pneumonia has been detected in samples from the Orono-Veazie Water District, a water utility company located in Orono.

    The Orono-Veazie Water District is increasing chlorine levels to eliminate the bacteria.

    The water is still safe to drink, Jackie Farwell, a spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, told the Bangor Daily News...

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