Patient tests negative for Legionnaires disease - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Patient tests negative for Legionnaires disease

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Connecticut Valley Hospital (WFSB file photo) Connecticut Valley Hospital (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The state Department of Public Health said a second person suspected of having Legionnaires disease has tested negative.

Earlier this month, a patient at CVH in Middletown was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease, which is a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia-like symptoms.

Both patients are reportedly doing well.

Officials said they see between 50 and 80 cases of Legionnaires disease in Connecticut each year.

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