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Eighth case of Legionnaires' disease reported in Genesee County this year

Posted: 12:47 PM, Sep 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-16 17:56:56Z
Eighth case of Legionnaires' disease reported in Genesee County this year

The eight case of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in Genesee County this year, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday.

It was first reported through the Michigan Disease Surveillance System by Hurley Hospital.

The patient is a man who lives in Genesee County.

The first case of Legionnaires was reported in Genesee County on July 6, and it was the 65th case of the year in Michigan.

While this is the eight case of the year, officials say there are usually between nine and 11 cases in Genesee County per year on average.

Cases spiked in 2014-2015 when there were 91 reported cases in the county.