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Two more people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at Wayne State

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Two contract workers on a construction site at Wayne State University have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

Wayne State University has confirmed two contract workers on a construction project have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

That’s a total of three diagnosed cases in two months.

In May, a university employee was diagnosed with the pneumonia-like illness.

Wayne State began testing its water systems soon after that.

Legionnaires' is not contagious, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It's contracted by breathing in mist containing legionella bacteria.

Wayne State says anyone with fever, chills, aches and pains, or nausea should seek medical treatment immediately.

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