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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Media Release from Lake County Health Department

The Village was notified by the Lake County Health Department of three confirmed cases including one death from Legionnaires’ Disease at a Lake County Senior Living Community.  You may access the Media Release at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ILLAKE/bulletins/27a1f91.

Staff has remained in liaison with Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department, and received an update on February 6, 2020. The Illinois Department of Public Health is the lead agency during this incident and personnel are on site conducting additional testing and providing recommendations to facility staff to remediate the situation. The Village Board and staff expresses condolences -- and urge recent visitors, residents, and staff of Brookdale Senior Living, 145 N. Milwaukee Avenue who are experiencing pneumonia symptoms which include cough, shortness of breath, headache, muscle aches and fever to visit a doctor immediately.

We will continue to actively monitor this incident and provide further information as we receive updates from the Lake County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health.

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