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Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

September 4, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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The Arbor Grace Nursing home in Littlefield tested positive for legionella bacteria in its interior water system, according to Everything Lubbock.
 
This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 
 
"We were notified by a facility in town that they tested positive for legionella bacteria. We promptly checked our system out," said Eric Turpen, mayor of Littlefield.
 
Turpen says the city’s water supply is safe because the bacteria cannot live in a chlorinated water system. 
 
"We are not concerned about our city of Littlefield's water system at this time. It is chlorinated," Turpen said. 
 
Turpen believes this bacteria originated from something like a stagnant water heater.
 
Read the full story at Everything Lubbock.
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