Two public water sources in Cáceres continue to test positive for legionella

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At the end of August, when the first cases of legionella occurred in Cáceres, the City Council took the average seal eight public water fountains spread across four neighborhoods of the city due to the appearance of legionella in Cáceres, they are spread across four neighborhoods in the capital of Cáceres.

The measure was taken as preventive measure and to dismantle, clean and disinfect them, but also to try to detect the source of the infection that had caused the death of an 86-year-old person and had affected a dozen people who were admitted.

Weeks later, this Friday it was confirmed that two of those eight sources remain contaminated by this bacteria after knowing the results of a second analysis that has been carried out. Specifically, it is the fountain located on Calle de los Milanos in Montesol and the one in Plaza de Finland in the Los Fratres neighborhood. These two, like the other six, remain closed pending a third analysis, as confirmed by the spokesperson for the local government team, Ángel Orgaz.

In total, the Extremadura Health Service (SES) has analyzed more than fifty sources, of which all of them except these two reviewed have tested negative in the epidemiological study that is being carried out in recent weeks. This way, Health continues collecting data to complete the epidemiological study to determine the origin of the outbreak.

Regarding the status of admitted patients, Only one 77-year-old woman remains hospitalized after a 76-year-old man who was hospitalized on the ward of the San Pedro de Alcántara hospital was discharged yesterday. In addition, a 65-year-old man who overcame legionella remains in the ICU, but suffers from other pathologies that keep him hospitalized.

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