Legonnaire’s disease confirmed in Orleans County Hospital

MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB)  – One case of Legionnaire’s disease has been confirmed at an Orleans County hospital.

According to a statement from Orleans Community Health, testing showed positive results in five of 14 areas so the hospital imposed water restrictions, including using bottled water, sanitizers and sanitizing wipes.

The hospital is currently treating the water based on NYS Dept. of Health recommendations and installing 0.2 micron filters on all faucets, the statement added. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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