Legionnaire's Outbreak Continues at San Quentin Prison

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San Quentin State Prison is in its second week of battling an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease. Since Friday, six inmates have tested positive for the bacterial pneumonia, with more than 70 other inmates displaying symptoms. Prison officials have turned off water taps and showers and even briefly shut off access to toilets, in an effort to prevent the bacteria, which is spread through water vapor, from spreading. We'll talk about possible causes of the outbreak and efforts to contain it.


Steven Tharratt, director of health care operations for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Dana Simas, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilition

Donald Specter, director of the Prison Law Office