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JBSA relocating dozens from barracks after bacteria is found

It’s anticipated to be at the least just a few days earlier than they’re capable of return.

SAN ANTONIO — Around 100 injured army service members receiving remedy at Brooke Army Medical Center are within the technique of being relocated after legionella bacteria, which might trigger critical pneumonia, was found within the plumbing methods of their barracks, in response to Joint Base San Antonio officers. 

About 50 workers members are additionally affected by the transfer, which army officers say is momentary. The bacteria was found after “routine water testing.”

In a information launch from JBSA, Brigadier General Russell Driggers says Liberty Barracks, positioned at Fort Sam Houston, has seen fewer occupants in latest months, making it simpler to relocate those presently dwelling there. It has the flexibility to accommodate as much as 360 individuals. 

After all workers and residents have left the power, it is going to bear a “superchlorination” course of which treats the barracks with giant quantities of chlorine to basically burn away any bacteria. Health personnel with JBSA will then take a look at the barracks to see if any bacteria stays “before permitting the service members to move back in.”

Officials did not specify the place the affected residents and workers will keep in the meanwhile, solely saying they’re evaluating the relocations on a case-by-case foundation. Those who had scheduled medical checkups at Liberty Barracks ought to be contacted quickly about alternate plans. 

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