legionella bacteria

Hospital-Legionella Cases
3:58 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Ala. Hospital Patient Tests Positive For Legionella

UAB Hospital officials said Thursday that a ninth patient tested positive for legionella bacteria.

University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital officials say another patient has tested positive for a bacteria that can lead to a type of pneumonia.

UAB Hospital officials said Thursday that a ninth patient tested positive for legionella bacteria. The Jefferson County Department of Health has also said a hospital visitor tested positive for the bacteria.

Two of the eight patients who initially tested positive for legionella later died. Their causes of death are unclear.

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