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Rauner vows not to close Quincy veterans home after Legionnaires' outbreak

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Patty Aguilar | 13 January, 2018, 01:03

The governor plan to upgrade the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, 285 miles southwest of Chicago, come after a WBEZ investigation into his administration's handling of the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in 2015, 2016 and again a year ago.

Governor Bruce Rauner just ended a week-long stay at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy, the facility where 13 people have died from Legionnaires' Disease since 2015.

The calls are in response to the deaths of 12 IVH residents from Legionnaire's disease in 2015 and one more in 2017.

Legionnaires' is caused by bacteria in water systems and can sicken people who inhale infected water vapor.

At Tuesday's hearing, Frese had a few questions for panel witnesses, beginning with what in fact constitutes an outbreak and when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informed and requested to provide Epi-Aid, the process of public health administrators seeking short-term epidemiologic aid for an vital public health issue.

Erica Jeffries, director of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, stressed that crews have overhauled the facility's water handling system and can now test the water more quickly - specifically for legionella bacteria.

"This is an issue especially with Legionella, because of the persistence of Legionella that we have worked with at a number of sites over multiple years investigating cases", Posner said.

Shah says it took a mere 27 minutes from when the IDPH first learned in 2015 of a second case of Legionnaires' to notify the Quincy home and the local health department. Shah learned of an outbreak at Quincy on August 21, 2015.

Shah says that moving vulnerable, elderly populations can cause "transfer trauma"-one of the reasons that residents were not promptly moved out of the Quincy home".

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Rauner also praised staff members for their commitment to the veterans.

Shah says the important thing in such an emergency is to notify the facility.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report that the possibility of future cases can not be eliminated.

State officials, though, did not notify the public or the families of residents who weren't experiencing symptoms of the disease until six days later.

The Quincy Veterans' Home opened in 1886, making it the flagship of our state's veterans' facilities.The home is beloved in the region, with a dedicated volunteer community group known as the "Friends of the Quincy Veterans' Home" that acts as the eyes and ears of the home to ensure our veterans there are always receiving the care they deserve.

Durbin toured the home last weekend and reversed his opinion on closure, promising to leverage federal Veterans' Administration funding to help.

Democratic Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park is chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. The project also would likely need a buy-in by the federal government.

A variety of agencies will take part in the hearing, including the Department of Veterans' Affairs and members of the CDC.

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