Death Toll from Quincy Veteran’s Home Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Climbs

The death toll has risen to seven at the Western Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, as that facility deals with an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease.

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that three more people have died from the severe form of pneumonia.

State Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah says he expects the death toll to climb, since the disease has a two-week incubation period. At least thirty-nine people have become ill at the veteran’s home, with additional test results still pending.


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