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MLK High sends alerts after maintenance worker contracts Legionnaires’ disease

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks

A maintenance worker who performed duties at Martin Luther King High School is recovering from a case of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

The employee, whose identity is being withheld, worked on heating and air conditioning units at the West Oak Lane school and McKinley Elementary School in North Philadelphia, according to a statement released this week by the Philadelphia School District.

"No other cases were reported as related to the schools. At this time, there is no indication that the employee contracted the disease at a District facility," the District said.

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