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No Legionnaire's bug in Point State Park fountain


PITTSBURGH (AP) (AP)ong> - The Allegheny County Health Department has found no bacteria linked to Legionnaire's disease in the water in the fountain at Pittsburgh's Point State Park after a recent visitor became ill.

Health officials told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE that they're still testing the water from other sources that may have sickened the man.

Park officials had added extra chlorine to the water as a precaution because the fountain was a focal point of the city's three-day regatta last week, which ended with a Fourth of July fireworks display.

The fountain reopened June 7 after four years of renovations and a man who visited the park became ill with the disease soon after. The source of his illness remains unclear.

The park fountain recirculates about 800,000 gallons of water every 45 minutes.