Legionnaires' case confirmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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A patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was recently diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Johns Hopkins officials said they implemented water restrictions in some clinical areas "out of an abundance of caution," even though the hospital's water supply tested negative for Legionella bacteria.

The hospital is working with state and local health departments to identify the source of the bacteria.

"On a daily basis, our clinical teams at The Johns Hopkins Hospital care for patients with a wide range of infectious diseases," the hospital said in a statement cited by The Baltimore Sun. "Our staff members are well-trained and well-prepared to detect and manage all types of infections."

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