KETTERING — Kettering school officials uncovered Legionella in multiple locations at Kettering Fairmont High School after an employee was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.
“This prompted the district to hire Solid Blend Water Management Solutions to do a complete test of all water systems at Fairmont High School,” school spokeswoman Kari Basson told News Center 7 Wednesday. “They did confirm the presence of Legionella in four locations in the building, and we are currently working with them to mitigate the situation.”
Legionella is a bacteria that can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Legionella can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made building water systems.
Kettering school officials said they are working today on-site with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, as well as the Ohio Department of Health, at Fairmont High School to develop a plan of action.
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