One Legionnaire’s Disease Case at Illinois Veterans’ Home
State officials are investigating a case of Legionnaire’s Disease at the Illinois Veterans’ Home.
Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Wednesday a resident of the Vets’ Home tested positive for COVID November 30th and showed symptoms of pneumonia about two weeks later. Officials were notified Tuesday the resident had also tested positive for Legionella.
Officials say standard notifications have been sent to residents and their families, along with staff at the home.
The resident who tested positive is responding well to treatment and is recovering.
This is the first case of Legionnaire’s Disease at the Illinois Veterans’ Home since December of 2019.