8th Case Of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported In Genesee County

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The state of Michigan says another case of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in Genesee County.

It’s the eighth this year in that county. The Michigan health department says the latest case – which indicates the patient is a male resident of Genesee County – was reported on an electronic database by Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

In a statement Friday, the state says it has no other details because a court order restricts it from fully investigating Legionnaires’ cases in Genesee County.

The state is challenging that order in the Michigan Court of Appeals.

At least 91 Legionnaires’ cases were detected in 2014 and 2015. Some experts blame Flint’s water, which wasn’t treated at the time to reduce corrosion. The attorney general’s office is investigating.

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