New Ohio healthcare facility reports patient death in Legionnaires’ outbreak

June 6, 2019

A patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a recently opened hospital in Grove City, Ohio, according to an article on the AP website.

The patient who died was among the seven who had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ after being hospitalized at Mount Carmel Grove City, according to the Mount Carmel Health System.

The hospital said it is working with state and county health officials to identify the source of the bacteria. Mount Carmel is running tests, implementing water restrictions and doing supplemental disinfection of the water supply.

The first Mount Carmel patient was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ on April 29, the day after the hospital opened.

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