• Legionnaire's found at another local vet's hospital

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) (AP)ong> - The bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease has been found in the water supply at one building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in western Pennsylvania, though officials there say no patients or workers have gotten sick.

    A spokeswoman for the VA Butler Healthcare facility about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh confirmed Wednesday that the building's water supply has been shut down until testing shows the problem has been solved.

    Officials with Pittsburgh's Veterans Affairs hospitals are still investigating an outbreak earlier this fall that sickened at least five patients at its University Drive hospital, one of whom died. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies are investigating that outbreak.

    The bacteria must be inhaled into the lungs to cause the disease, which can lead to pneumonia and related symptoms.

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