• Legionella cases confirmed at Allegheny Valley School

    Two students at Allegheny Valley School have tested positive for Legionella infection.
    Channel 11's Mike Holden reported that a spokesperson for Northwest Human Services, which operates the school, confirmed the cases but could not provide the ages or genders of the students.
    The director of the Allegheny County Health Department confirmed Thursday that the department is investigating.
    AVS, which is located in Coraopolis, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1960 to care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  
    Kevin Feeley, a spokesman for Northwestern Human Services, told Channel 11 News that two students at AVS tested positive for legionella. He said testing is underway at AVS’ campus, but tests so far have all come back negative.
    Feeley added that precautionary measures are in place. Bottled water will be provided to students and staff until the county gives the campus an “all-clear,” he said.
    No additional details were immediately available.


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