Meeting Scheduled for Legionaire's Disease found at Shands Cancer Center
TV20 has confirmed the patient who contracted Legionaire's disease at Shands Cancer Center died on Saturday. The patient's family tells TV20 56 year-old Glen Ryan Sigman of Jonesville died December 5, three days after they were informed he had Legionaire's disease.
The Alachua County Health Department has not determined what role the disease has played in his death but confirms the patient died Saturday.
The disease is caused by the Legionella bacteria and was found in two sinks in the patient's room.
A meeting is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Emerson Alumni Hall with the Senior Vice President of Shands.
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