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Legionnaires' disease prompts Ford to shut Ohio casting plant

CLEVELAND (AP) — Health investigators are helping Ford Motor Co. pinpoint a possible source of Legionnaires' disease in a casting plant shut down after the company confirmed three cases of the illness.

Workers were told Wednesday night to leave the plant in Brook Park, about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland. Two Legionnaires' disease victims from the plant were hospitalized, and the third was still at home Wednesday night after previously being diagnosed, Ford spokesman Ed Miller said.

"Even though the source of the disease is undetermined, we felt we had to act quickly," Miller said.