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4th case of legionnaires’ disease at Illinois retirement complex reported

Recently, Illinois nursing homes have finally been getting a lot of attention from the Illinois legislature. The legislature intends to pass some more regulations overseeing the conditions in nursing homes to prevent Illinois nursing home abuse. Nursing homes are not the only facilities in the press.

Recently, another scary story caught the news regarding an Illinois retirement complex. Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been linked to a retirement community in Illinois. Two of the cases have been fatal. Investigators have focused on the atrium area in the retirement complex which includes a pool, spa, and waterfall as a possible source of bacteria that thrives in warm water.

Legionnaires’ disease is an acute respiratory pneumonia caused by microorganisms. It is also known as Legionellosis and Pontiac Fever. It does not strictly affect the respiratory system, it can also affect gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. Renal insufficiency may also occur.

The severity of Legionnaires’ disease is clear. Levin & Perconti hopes that this matter is resolved quickly and that those affected can quickly recover.

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