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Patient at local hospital diagnosed with Legionnaire

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A Miriam hospital patient has tested positive for Legionnaire's disease.

Legionnaire is not passed person to person instead the bacteria that causes it, is usually found and contracted through a water supply.

Miriam is looking into how the patient came down with legionnaires.

As a precaution the hospital is using bottled water and hand sanitizer instead of using water from its own pipes in the area where the patient is staying.

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