USA – Bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease found in N.J. prison water

NJ.com

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New Jersey officials have found a potentially deadly bacteria in the water at one of New Jersey’s largest prisons, according to a staff memo obtained by NJ Advance Media.

Legionella was detected in a medical building at Northern State Prison in Newark, according to the document, and staff have since moved inmates out of the affected area. The bacteria causes Legionnaire’s disease, a form of pneumonia especially dangerous for people with compromised immune systems,

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