Categories: world

3 patients died, 14 diagnosed with the outbreak of Legionnaires at UW Health

December 18, 2018 Health 4 Views More headings MADISON, Wis. – Three Patients Emerging Legionnaire's disease after UW Health outbreak has died and the hospital has confirmed a total of 14 cases during the outbreak . The hospital said in a Monday edition that the three patients who died all had serious, life-limiting health conditions. Ten patients who suffered the disease have been released and are well, according to UW Health. UW Health announced at the end of November there were several cases of Legionnaire, a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria and the associated outbreak of a change in their hot water system. The hospital flushed the system with high chlorine levels to eliminate the bacteria. A week later, the hospital discovered that the outbreak had affected 11 patients. The hospital said Monday that the bacteria in the new cases of Legionnaire matched the bacteria in the water system but that hyperchlorination has been effective. The test terminated so far continues to show the expected reduction of the bacteria, "the hospital wrote in a release Monday." Your Health will continue to intensively monitor its water system to ensure patient safety. " The hospital said it is working with the CDC to review and analyze its work to answer the question. The report is expected to be in about three months, according to the hospital. Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video polls that you can watch your…

More headings

MADISON, Wis. – Three Patients Emerging Legionnaire’s disease after UW Health outbreak has died and the hospital has confirmed a total of 14 cases during the outbreak

. The hospital said in a Monday edition that the three patients who died all had serious, life-limiting health conditions. Ten patients who suffered the disease have been released and are well, according to UW Health.

UW Health announced at the end of November there were several cases of Legionnaire, a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria and the associated outbreak of a change in their hot water system. The hospital flushed the system with high chlorine levels to eliminate the bacteria. A week later, the hospital discovered that the outbreak had affected 11 patients.

The hospital said Monday that the bacteria in the new cases of Legionnaire matched the bacteria in the water system but that hyperchlorination has been effective.

The test terminated so far continues to show the expected reduction of the bacteria, “the hospital wrote in a release Monday.” Your Health will continue to intensively monitor its water system to ensure patient safety. “

The hospital said it is working with the CDC to review and analyze its work to answer the question. The report is expected to be in about three months, according to the hospital.

Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video polls that you can watch your phone every day. Download the icon or the Android app here.

Share
Published by
Faela