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The History Of Legionnaire’s Disease

The Bellevue Stratford Hotel, which was linked to a 1976 Legionnaire's Disease outbreak.
12, 2013

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.

6th Ohioan Dies In Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

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A sixth person has died as the result of an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg.
August 6, 2013

A sixth person has died in Ohio’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

39th Confirmed Legionnaire’s Case

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Another case of Legionnaire's Disease was confirmed Friday, and health officials say several more could be confirmed as verification continues.
August 2, 2013

Health officials confirmed another case of Legionnaire’s Disease Friday. WOSU reports officials expect the number to rise slightly as verification continues.

Number of Legionnaires’ Cases Grows Again

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Officials at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community Wednesday reported three more cases of Legionnaires' disease.
July 31, 2013

The number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a Reynoldsburg retirement facility continues to grow.

Four Deaths Now Blamed On Legionnaires’ Disease

Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
Four people are now confirmed dead at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community after contracting Legionnaires' disease.
July 25, 2013

Published reports now say four people have died from Legionnaires’ Disease at an east side retirement community.

Deadly Bacteria Found In Retirement Community Water Supply

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Two people are dead after contracting Legionnaires disease.
July 25, 2013

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.