DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler says an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.
The automaker says in a statement Friday that it hasn’t been determined where the employee may have come in contact with bacteria that cause the disease. FCA says that “out of an abundance of caution” the automaker is testing water sources at the plant.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
The company says it’s in contact with appropriate agencies, which would include health officials, and plans to cooperate as needed with them.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
Legionnaires’ disease is a pneumonia caused by bacteria that thrive in warm water and infect the lungs. Cooling systems can be a carrier. The disease has received recent attention in the Flint area, where there’s been an outbreak amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs
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