Polluted water kills 5 at retirement center
Health officials said Ohio’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has killed five people and sickened 39 others since July at a retirement community.
The state health department said the outbreak at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg was linked to bacteria in an air conditioning system and several water sources.
Victims ranged in age from 63 to 99. About 200 people live at the center.
The rare form of pneumonia is contracted when people breathe in tiny droplets of contaminated water. It is not contagious.
The facility has taken steps to clean the water and is installing filters on shower heads and advising residents not to drink the water until testing is completed.
— Associated Press
Transit talks resume as strike looms
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