Ex-state health director dismissed need to alert CDC early in Legionnaires’ outbreak that eventually killed a dozen people: audit

Why did it take so long to address the deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at the Quincy Veterans Home? A new report from the state lays out what happened, and when.

Ex-state health director dismissed need to alert CDC early in Legionnaires’ outbreak that eventually killed a dozen people: audit

In the aftermath of a 2015 occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease at the aging Quincy Veterans Home, state officials moved to downplay the potential seriousness of the outbreak that led to a dozen deaths then and annual outbreaks and more deaths since, a state audit showed Monday.


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