Senator wants answers after reports of ant infestation at VA

September 14, 2019 - 11:19 am

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he's demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after a Georgia woman said her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a veterans' home in Decatur.

Isakson says he was horrified and "downright maddened" after Laquna Ross told WSB-TV that she found her father, Joel Marrable, with swollen, red bumps all over his body when she visited him at the nursing home near Atlanta last week before his death. Marrable, an Air Force veteran, had cancer.

The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System said in a statement that it was told the ants were affecting patients. It said all of the bedrooms at the Eagle's Nest Community Living Center have been cleaned and a pest control company is monitoring conditions.


Information from: WSB-TV,

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