Meadowbrook Manor releases statement on case of Legionnaire's Disease
Last updated 1/16/2020 at 2:50pm
The following statement on the confirmed case of Legionnaire's Disease at Meadowbrook Manor is from a faculty representative:
"In response to recent reports that a resident from Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook tested positive for Legionnaire's Disease, the facility has initiated proactive water management plan safety measures to ensure that all residents, staff and visitors are not subject to any exposure or risk for the legionella bacteria. In addition, we are conducting an active investigation, as these test results do not pinpoint exactly when or where the resident was exposed to the bacteria. Nevertheless, the facility has implemented water restrictions and installed water filters in the facility. To date all water samples collected by the facility have tested negative for Legionella and more advance testing has been completed and the results are pending. Ensuring resident safety and wellbeing is our primary mission."
As mentioned in the Will County Health Department press release from earlier today, most healthy people do not develop Legionnaire's disease after being exposed to Legionella bacteria. More information on Legionnaire's disease can be found at the IDPH website (http://www.dph.illinois.gov/) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (https://www.cdc.gov/).