NH Hotel Ordered To Take ‘Immediate Steps’ After Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Leslie Hanson
September 3, 2018

Two additional cases of Legionnaire's disease have been confirmed in the outbreak in Hampton, NH.

Bharmal explained the bacteria is found naturally in soil and natural water sources, but it can grow in human-made water systems such as air conditioning, swimming pools and plumbing systems and become aerosolized, or inhalable.

Legionnaires' disease is caused by inhaling contaminated water vapor, but it is not contagious between people.

Health officials said the two cases in the Bronx are "not considered an outbreak or related ted to cooling towers".

Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. It can not be passed from person to person contact.

Three people outside Vancouver have been hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease, a severe form of pneumonia that can last for months.

Those who've been in the Guildford in the past 10 days and who show pneumonia symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath) are advised to seek medical attention. Groups at highest risk for Legionnaires' disease include people who are middle-aged or older, especially cigarette smokers, people with chronic lung disease or weakened immune systems and people who take medicines that weaken their immune systems (immunosuppressive drugs). People who visited the area more than two weeks ago and have not developed symptoms are not at risk for disease.

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