Legionnaires' case confirmed at Beaumont Hospital

A patient at Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Hospital was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, hospital officials confirmed Oct. 4, according to The Detroit News.

Leaders at Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health said they are "taking appropriate action" in response to the Legionnaires' case per CDC guidelines. The hospital is providing bottled water to patients and continuing routine testing as part of its "robust water safety plan," according to a statement cited by The Detroit News.

"The safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority," leaders said in the statement. "In our ongoing testing, temperature, pH and chlorine levels have all been within appropriate ranges."

The hospital did not provide additional details about the sickened patient.

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