Church investigated after Legionnaires’ outbreak

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — First Christian Church is being investigated after multiple people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

6 cases have been reported in the area since September 15. Officials say some patients may have participated in wedding activities at the church.

Legionnaires’ is cased by a bacteria. You can breathe it in through a vapor or mist. Several years ago, more than a dozen people died from Legionnaire’s at the VA home in Quincy.

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