Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Senior Center ProbedSeptember 25, 2017 |
by Fox 9
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in residents at the SilverCreek on Main memory care and assisted living facility in Maple Grove. The first resident’s symptoms began Aug. 22, and the second resident’s symptoms began Sept. 12.
MDH is working with SilverCreek to identify possible sources for the Legionella bacteria. SilverCreek has retained its own expert consultant to begin immediately evaluating and addressing findings. Early evidence indicates the source of the Legionella bacteria is most likely within the building water system, though an exact source must still be determined. An assessment of the facility’s plumbing system is underway.