State Working to Reduce Legionella Bacteria at the Quincy Veterans Home

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state is doing everything possible to reduce the risk of further contamination by Legionella bacteria at the Quincy Veterans Home.

The Rauner administration says further water restrictions may be put in place until the source of the new cases can be identified.

A spokesman cautions it may never be found due to the nature of the bacteria that causes the disease.

The Legionella bacteria can be inhaled in water vapor and causes a severe form of pneumonia.

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