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Two Senior Living Residents Test Positive for Legionella Bacteria

Fulton, MO – Two senior residents tested positive for the Legionella Bacteria at Fulton Presbyterian Manor.

According to Callaway County Health Department Administrator Sharon Lynch, the source of the bacteria has not been determined yet

A joint investigation is currently being held by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Callaway County Health Department and Fulton Presbyterian Manor

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia contracted by exposure to small water droplets contaminated by the Legionella bacteria. Senior citizens, tobacco smokers, and individuals with respiratory diseases are especially at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

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