Patient at Michigan hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires'

October 14, 2019

A patient treated at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak,Mich., has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to an article on the Detroit News website.

The hospital following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and providing bottled water and continuing water sampling tests.

The Beaumont hospital system has "a robust water safety plan," officials said

In a recent report, experts said annual cases of Legionnaires' jumped more than five-fold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease every year.

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