Nova Scotia Health Authority confirms death from legionnaires’ disease

By on September 24, 2015


Legionnella (Photo from the Nova Scotia Health Authority)
Legionnella (Photo from the Nova Scotia Health Authority)

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Health Authority has confirmed the death of a Halifax-area woman from legionnaires’ disease.

The family of 78-year-old Beverly Roma says the woman died Saturday.

Roma was among five people diagnosed with the disease at a Dartmouth apartment building.

The condition of the four other patients is unknown.

The provincial government said last week steps were being taken to treat the water system at Alderney Manor following the outbreak.

That included the purchase of a copper-silver ionization system.