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Facility working with Health Dept., water experts after Legionnaires’ casesPosted: Updated:
Officials at a health care facility say they are working closely with the Health Department and water remediation experts after two residents at a Croton rehabilitation facility were hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease.
Two people at Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care came down with the disease in recent weeks.
Officials at the facility say they don't know what caused their patients to contract the disease because their water is clean.
Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia that is contracted when contaminated water is breathed in, typically as a mist.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, fever and muscle pain. The elderly are most susceptible to getting sick.
Local health officials say they are as confident as they can be that Sky View is aggressively dealing with the problem.
Sky View officials say that no other patients have tested positive for disease.