Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Four Deaths Now Blamed On Legionnaires’ Disease
Two more people have died from Legionnaires’ Disease at an east side retirement community. The Franklin County Public Health says number of fatalities at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community has grown from two to four. Thirty five people have been infected by the vapor-borne bacteria.
The Centers for Disease Control along with the Franklin County and State Health Departments are trying to pinpoint the source of the disease which is known to be transmitted by water vapor.
Residents of Wesley Ridge continue to live in the facility. Residence officials say preliminary results from the CDC show legionella in the water system. They continue to await final test results.