MANTENO, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs says it’s taking action after a case of Legionnaires’ disease was confirmed at a home for veterans.
The department says it was alerted early Tuesday by hospital medical staff that a resident of the Manteno Veterans’ Home had tested positive for the flu-like illness.READ MORE: Naperville Police Searching For 3 Men Wanted In Jewelry Store Robbery
IDVA Director Stephen Curda says he directed staff to notify all residents or their next of kin or power of attorneys. The department also is activating a water safety response plan, which includes testing the water and checking residents’ vital signs more often.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Countless Social Media Threats Directed At CPS Schools, Days After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students
Thirteen residents died and dozens of others were sickened after a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the veterans’ home in Quincy.
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