First Test Results For Legionella At St. Columbkille Parish Are Negative

(Parma) - The first results have come back from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and it's been determined that there are no traces of legionella bacteria in the cooling system at St. Columbkille Parish in Parma.

The Board of Health is waiting for results from a second set of environmental samples, taken from drinking fountains, and bathroom sinks and faucets.

Eleven parishioners of St. Columbkille all came down with Legionaire's Disease, one of them dying from the illness.

A routine inspection of the parish school found no traces of Legionella bacteria.

The Diocese of Cleveland says the air conditioning units in the church at St. Columbkille's will remain off until the parish can review and address recommendations made by the county Board of Health.

(Photo courtesy St. Columbkille Parish)

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