- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a resident of a western Pennsylvania nursing home has tested positive for the bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease.

Allegheny County officials said the Kane McKeesport Center resident hasn’t left the facility since July but hasn’t showered recently or consumed water from faucets or fountains or ice from ice machines.

Officials say the source of the infection is unknown, but staff and county health department investigators are trying to identify it.

After an October case at the facility, bottled water was put in use and showers were restricted, along with water treatment system installation and flushing.

The center will again be restricting showers and use of water fountains and will take other measures, such as work on shower and water outlets and testing the bottled water and ice used.

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