Two at local nursing home exposed to Legionella bacteria

posted by Ken Stevens - 

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WHITEHALL, Ohio (WTVN) -- Health experts in Franklin County are looking into a possible Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at a nursing home in Whitehall.

The health department says two residents of the Manor at Whitehall were treated last month for exposure to Legionella bacteria.

ABC6/FOX28 reports tests to determine whether the residents had full-blown Legionnaires' disease are pending.

In the meantime, residents at the nursing home are being advised to drink bottled water, don't use ice made with tap water and to take sponge baths rather than showers.

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