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Legionnaires’ patient from Alderney Manor dies

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Health Authority confirmed Wednesday that a patient diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease has died.

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HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Health Authority confirmed Wednesday that a patient diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease has died.

 

Her family has confirmed her name was Beverley Veronica Roma, and she died at the age of 78. She is remembered by her family as someone who loved playing bingo, cards, and spending time with her family, according to an obituary in The Chronicle Herald. 

“Her greatest joy was her grandchildren,” the obituary reads.

A Legionnaires’ outbreak was reported earlier this month at Alderney Manor, after several cases were confirmed at the senior’s home in Dartmouth.

Two more were identified after previously diagnosed cases of pneumonia were retested and determined to be Legionnaires’ disease.

No source of legionella bacteria has been confirmed, but public health officials put restrictions on water use in the building.

The provincial housing authority is now installing a disinfection system.

The NSHA confirmed the patient’s death with permission from the family. A spokesperson for the authority would not confirm the condition of the four other patients who had been diagnosed with the disease.


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