Legionella found in Bari hospital ward pipes

Prosecutors probe death of 66-year-old man

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 26 - The management of Bari's Giovanni Paolo II have ordered an operation to sanitize its oncology department after Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, was found in its wards' water pipes.
    The authorities ran checks on the water following the death of a 66-year-old patient on March 7.
    Prosecutors are investigating that death.
    About a dozen of the department's 65 patients will be transferred to other hospitals.
    The rest will be discharged, as planned. (ANSA).
   

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