Death Toll Rises to 10 in Quincy Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak

State health officials say the death toll has risen to ten in the Quincy area, as the Illinois Veterans Home deals with an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease.

Nine residents at the home have died from the severe form of pneumonia and one other victim not connected to the Veterans Home has also passed away.

A spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs says the age and size of the Illinois Veterans Home has made it particularly challenging to both determine the source of the outbreak and to prevent its spread.

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