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Legionnaires' outbreak grows, keeping San Quentin locked down

Legionnaires' outbreak grows, keeping San Quentin locked down

An environmental consultant has been brought into the hunt for the source of Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin state prison. After six days of testing, officials still do not know what caused the outbreak that has left more than 100 inmates sick and the sprawling historic prison in near-lockdown. Showers and drinking water have been shut off since a prisoner was diagnosed with the severe illness Thursday. In addition, prison officials said they are consulting daily with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the state health department. As of Wednesday afternoon, 96 prisoners showed symptoms of infection and seven inmates had been hospitalized, though...

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