We can make our water safer | Opinion

By Gwen Hanlon Once again, Union County is dealing with another battle against a preventable disease – Legionnaires’ disease. It was with great sadness that I read about the newest spate of 14 cases and one tragic death. Public officials should have been alerted to a serious issue throughout the county by the 2019 cluster that left five residents dead and 22 other individuals with significant illnesses. In both years, the cases were reported to public health officials beginning in late winter. With Legionnaires’ disease symptoms — shortness of breath, coughing — similar to COVID-19, I have to …

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