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Two more Legionnaires' cases in Quincy, one at vets' home

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    Korean War vet Ralph Genenbacher was one of the first to contract Legionnaires' disease at the home.Korean War vet Ralph Genenbacher was one of the first to contract Legionnaires' disease at the home.

    A CDC report is shedding more light on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened dozens more at the Illinois Veterans Home. The preliminary report from the CDC put out earlier this month shows several issues, including poor management, made the outbreak an accident waiting to happen.

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    A CDC report is shedding more light on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened dozens more at the Illinois Veterans Home. The preliminary report from the CDC put out earlier this month shows several issues, including poor management, made the outbreak an accident waiting to happen.

    More >>
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

State officials said Friday that two more people in Quincy had tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, and one of them is a Illinois Veterans' Home resident.

The state said the two people who tested positive are now recovering. 

Officials stated a Quincy resident tested positive but had "no interaction" with the vets' home. 

The latest positive tests make it five Quincy residents with Legionnaires since July. Four them have been residents at the vets' home.

Dozens were sickened last year at the vets' home from Legionnaires and 12 died. Since then, the state says major renovations have been done to the facility's water system in an effort to prevent more outbreaks.

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