- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed four cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at a Wilson County facility.

The Wilson Times reported (https://bit.ly/1kYaHih) two more possible cases are being tested at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Services.

The home’s administrator, Peggy Bulluck, says she and her staff are working with the Wilson County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control to monitor the situation and prevent the spread of the illness.

Legionnaires’ is a form of bacterial pneumonia. A person may develop Legionnaires’ if exposed to legionella through breathing contaminated mist or vapor. It cannot be transmitted from person to person.

Health department officials say the four people are recovering.

Department spokeswoman Joyce Wetherington says samples from waterlines have been taken. The results are expected later this week.


Information from: The Wilson Daily Times, https://www.wilsondaily.com

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