Flint hospital first alerted officials about Legionnaires' link to water supply a year ago

Although a Flint hospital suspected a link between Legionnaire's disease bacteria and the water supply in Detroit more than a year ago, state officials didn't alert the public until just a few weeks ago, the Associated Press reported via Business Insider. The dirty water also exposed residents to high levels of lead. Don Koov, president of McLaren Hospital, told the news outlet that he thought it would have been a logical move for officials to alert the public about the Legionella bacteria. There have been 87 cases in the area in a 17-month period and nine deaths, the news outlet reported. McLaren hospital stopped using water from the river and spent more than $300,000 on a water treatment system and gave bottled water to patients. Article

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