Batavia school re-open after Legionella bacteria detection - FOX 32 News Chicago

Batavia school re-open after Legionella bacteria detection

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Classes at three Batavia schools resumed Tuesday morning after a water testers for Legionella bacteria in student bathrooms and locker rooms.

SEE: Legionella bacteria found in three Batavia schools

Legionella bacteria cause Legionnaire's disease, which was contracted by JW Marriott Hotel guests in Chicago two months ago. Legionnaire's is a severe form of pneumonia.

The affected area was closed off to begin the clean-up process last Friday, while students returned to class.

Health officials disinfected schools Alice Gustafson Elementary School, Hoover Wood Elementary School and Batavia High School over the long Columbus Day weekend.

No students have contracted the disease as of Tuesday.

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