STRYKER, OH - Officials at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio have confirmed that an inmate has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.
The facility is located in Williams County in Stryker.
Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. People can get sick when they breathe in small droplets of water, or accidentally swallow water that contains Legionella, into their lungs.
CCNO officials say one inmate tested positive for Legionnaires’. He was at the hospital for eight days and when he returned, the hospital did some tests and the results came back positive for the disease.
CCNO is currently working with the local health department and the Ohio Department of Health. CCNO has hired water management advisors from Bowling Green who will test the water in certain areas and will have results in about four days.
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