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Small Amounts Of The Deadly Legionella Bacteria Found In Ford Dearborn, Michigan Plant

Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

A bacteria that causes a rare and deadly type of pneumonia has been found in one of America's largest auto manufacturing plants. Ford Motor Company told employees in a letter on June 20th that Legionella was found in three locations across the plant — including two bathrooms and the medical department. According to Business Inisder, Ford reported that the total count of Legionella bacteria was not enough to warrant shutting down the plant to disinfect. Approximately 6,100 Americans are diagnosed with the illness every year, and around 10% of those who develop Legionnaires' disease die from it.
The CDC says Legionella develops naturally in streams and lakes, but proper water management programs are necessary to pr

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