Complaint seeks hospital's information on Legionella cases

Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:58 PM EDT
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A complaint filed with the Michigan Court of Appeals says state health officials have not received information on Legionella cases from a Flint hospital since April. reports ( ) Friday that Michigan Health and Human Services also says it has been prevented from conducting a comprehensive investigation into cases at McLaren Flint.

The complaint was filed Thursday and challenges a court order that bars the hospital from contacting state health officials about Legionella cases that may be related to Flint's lead-tainted water troubles.

State health officials also say three court orders have allowed materials to go to Genesee County's prosecutor and health department.

A state attorney general's spokeswoman has said investigators are trying to protect health data related to lead poisoning and deaths from Legionnaires' disease.

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