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Fulton Presbyterian Manor, 811 Center St. in Fulton, reported a case of Legionnaires' disease to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Friday.

Infection control measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of spreading Legionella bacteria at the senior living community, according to Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America.

Point-of-use water filters are in place, and bottled water and bagged ice are being used during this ongoing process to minimize the risk to residents and visitors.

DHSS and FPM continue to work together to address the disease.

Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia acquired by breathing in small water droplets containing Legionella bacteria. The risk of becoming ill following an exposure may be greater if you are 50 years or older, smoke cigarettes, or have certain medical conditions, such as a weakened immune system. In general, people do not spread Legionnaires' disease to other people.

If you develop symptoms of pneumonia and have recently stayed at or visited Fulton Presbyterian Manor, consult your physician for medical attention.

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