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October 7, 2005
Legionnaires' Disease investigation continues
  
Toronto Public Health continues to investigate the Legionnaires' Disease
outbreak at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged, Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of
Health, said today.

Results of the environmental investigation are not expected until late next
week. Investigators are examining possible sources and samples are being sent
to the Ontario Public Health Laboratory.

There have been no new cases of the disease since Tuesday. There has been one
additional death, for a total of 17.

A total of 70 residents, 18 staff and nine visitors have been affected by the
disease. There are 35 residents, two staff and five visitors being treated in
hospital.

Most of those affected are improving and some have been discharged from
hospital.

The home remains closed to new admissions and most visitors. The home's
ventilation system remains shut down.

Bottled water is being brought in for both the home and the adjacent Seven Oaks
Child Care Centre while the onsite water system is shut down for investigation.

Toronto's drinking water remains safe for residents.


Media contact:

Susan Sperling
Toronto Public Health
416-338-7974



 

 

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