The bacteria that’s been linked to six recent deaths at a Reynoldsburg retirement community was first identified in 1976 after a massive outbreak at a Philadelphia convention.
A sixth person has died in Ohio’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
Health officials confirmed another case of Legionnaireâ€™s Disease Friday. WOSU reports officials expect the number to rise slightly as verification continues.
The number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a Reynoldsburg retirement facility continues to grow.
Published reports now say four people have died from Legionnaires’ Disease at an east side retirement community.
Federal health officials say the bacteria that have killed two people and sickened another 32 at a Reynoldsburg retirement community are present in the water system.