Two residents at Veterans home test positive for Legionnaires

QUINCY, Ill. - Two residents at Illinois Veterans Home Quincy, have tested positive for Legionnaires disease.

Home staff have removed faucets from the resident's rooms and collected water samples. Staff say both residents are being cared for and are doing well.

This comes as lawmakers, and other state leaders, are taking a closer look at the home's water system.

Over the course of three years, 13 residents died from complications of Legionnaires disease.


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