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Updated: 03/13/2018 01:24:20PM

Water heater cited for Legionnaires’ outbreak

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By ALEXANDRA HERRERA

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NORTH PORT — The IslandWalk fitness center’s hot water heater is to blame for the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the West Villages community, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Out of the eight sites tested at IslandWalk, the water heater for the fitness spa tested positive for Legionella bacteria.

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