EAST LANSING, MI. (WILX) — The bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease has been detected on Michigan State University’s campus.
MSU officials confirmed levels of Legionella bacteria were detected Thursday at the university’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, there were no cases of humans or animals infected with the bacteria or disease, MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said in a statement emailed to WILX.
Guerrant added the area in the laboratory where the bacteria was detected does not come in contact with drinking water.
“During routine testing, MSU staff detected a higher than acceptable level of Legionella (bacteria) in one cooling tower at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Beaumont Road,” Guerrant said.