Lansdale retirement village resident has Legionnaires

February 25, 2009 2:18:07 PM PST
The Montgomery County Health Department says one person at a Lansdale-area retirement village has come down with Legionnaires' disease.

That's a form of pneumonia that causes a high fever, chills, and a cough. It's caused by a bacteria found in water sources...either natural or man -made such as plumbing systems.

The infected person lives at the Dock Woods community, on Dock Road in Towamencin Township.

There's no word on the person's condition, or whether he or she is hospitalized.

The Dock Woods community plans to disinfect its water.

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