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Posted at 8:20 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Md. residents recovering from Legionella

By Washington Post editors

Two residents of an assisted living facility who were hospitalized after contracting Legionnaires' disease are recovering and have not suffered complications from the bacterial infection.

Frank Gerhardt, a spokesman for the Tranquility Assisted Living Center, says one resident has returned to the facility and the other is undergoing rehabilitation for an unrelated condition.

Water restrictions recommended by the county health department took effect at the facility on Sept. 2.

The Frederick County Health Department has not pinpointed Tranquility as the source of the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease. The disease is a bacterial infection that can cause potentially deadly pneumonia.

Gerhardt said the center is testing anyone who may have a symptom of the disease.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2010; 8:20 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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