By Meredith Li-Vollmer
Public Health – Seattle & King County
The patient is a male in his 60s with a medical condition that puts him at increased risk to infection. His health condition is reportedly improving.
Overlake reported the confirmed test results to Public Health on September 23, 2016.
Based on when the symptoms first appeared, they have determined that the patient’s exposure to Legionella was at the hospital. Overlake is actively investigating the source by conducting an environmental assessment throughout their facility.