Michigan Orders Flint Hospital to Address Legionella Risks​

The state Department of Health and Human Services says the hospital's water system is unsanitary and a possible source of illness.

Michigan health officials ordered a Flint hospital on Feb. 14 to immediately comply with federal recommendations that were issued due to its association with a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak.

The Department of Health and Human Services order says McLaren Flint Hospital’s has shown insufficient compliance with recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention following an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease that killed 12 people and sickened 91 others.

The state said it would conduct independent testing and asked for extensive amount of documents back to Jan. 1, 2016.

There is reasonable belief that the hospital’s water system “is a nuisance, unsanitary condition or cause of illness,” said Nick Lyon, director of the department.

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Source: The Detroit News

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