2 more cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Wilson

The Associated Press

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WILSON— State health officials say two additional cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed in Wilson, raising the count to seven in two weeks.

The Wilson Times reports the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services identified the two cases at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. Officials said the second confirmed case of the disease is what is described as a "retrospective case, no longer symptomatic, discovered during routine testing after the initial discovery and diagnosis."

Health officials and an engineering company were at Longleaf on Saturday conducting an environmental assessment. Officials said Longleaf has put internal control measures in place to protect residents, visitors and staff. They are currently not taking any new clients and some visitor restrictions are in place.

Legionnaires' disease cannot be spread from person to person.

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