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Sheboygan County warns of 'uptick' in Legionnaires' disease, two facilities under investigation

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 16:57:56-04

SHEBOYGAN — Sheboygan County officials are warning the public about a recent uptick in Legionnaires' disease.

According to the Sheboygan County Public Health Department, two facilities are currently under investigation to identify possible sources of Legionella bacteria in their water systems.

Both Pine Haven Christian Communities and MilliporeSigma are working with the Wisconsin Department of Health to locate the source of the Legionella bacteria.

The Sheboygan County Public Health Department said in a press release that "these two investigations are in process, as potential sources. After the investigations are complete we will notify the community of the results of each pending investigation."

Numerous water samples and pipe swabs are being tested to find the source of the bacteria, and the health department says they will announce their findings once they complete their investigation.

Legionnaires' Disease is a form of pneumonia and is not contagious. You can find more information about the disease below.

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