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Legionella Bacteria Found In Rhodes Tower Water

Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus
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Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus

Legionella bacteria has been discovered in a state office building.

The Ohio department of Administrative services says legionella has been found in water samples taken from hot water heaters in the Rhodes Tower.

The bacteria can cause Legionnaire's Disease. Symptoms include coughing, high fever and muscle aches.

State officials say they expect the water to be treated during the weekend.