Source Identified as Hampton Hotel in Legionnaires' Outbreak

Share
Source Identified as Hampton Hotel in Legionnaires' Outbreak

They're not exactly calling it an outbreak, but two people have reportedly contracted Legionnaires' disease at Fort Independence Houses, continuing what seems to be a growing epidemic of the bacteria popping up in various NY facilities over the past year.

Meyers issued the order after initial tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected the presence of the Legionella bacteria from multiple sources within the Sands Resort water system, including, but not limited to the hot tub spa.

No one answered the phone at the hotel Monday morning. An elderly person died of complications from the disease. The bacteria can also be found in air conditioning systems and swimming pools.

New Hampshire averages about 32 cases of Legionnaires' disease each year.

This is a serious situation since there are no vaccines that can prevent Legionnaires' disease, which is bacterial pneumonia, caused by the Legionella bacteria.

It says public health officials are now trying to track down the source of the bacteria.

All three people have been hospitalized with the severe form of pneumonia. The majority of cases stayed or resided in the Ashworth Avenue area, between Island Path and M Street, but may have had other exposures in the area.

Martin said upon interviewing the Nashua patients, health officials determined the cases were not connected to the Hampton outbreak.

Symptoms can include cough, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, said Fraser Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Aamir Bharmal.

The history surrounding Legionnaires' is well known, which might explain why many fear even the mention of the disease.

Legionnaires' disease can not be spread from person to person.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Public caning of Malaysian lesbian women blasted as 'atrocious' by rights activists
Malaysia's Muslims have generally been seen as moderate but there are concerns the community is becoming more conservative. Human rights groups said it was the first time women have been caned in Malaysia for engaging in homosexual relations.

Tropical Storm Florence: Where is it and where is it going?
Tropical Storm Watches are in place from areas east of Baton Rouge through the Gulf Coast of Alabama until Wednesday. Once the low pressure area "closes off" it will become either a tropical depression or even a tropical storm.

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years over Rohingya secrets
A policeman called as a prosecution witness testified that his commander had ordered that documents be planted on the journalists. U Nyan Win, a member of the law enforcement committee of the NLD, said the court's decision will be based on the rule of law.

Nike Announces New Ad Campaign Featuring Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick posted the ad on Twitter Monday, showing a black and white image of his face with the message: "Believe in something". Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick featured as part of Nike's 30th anniversary of the "Just do it" marketing campaign.

Alisson vows not to repeat mistake after blunder
I made a mistake reading the play. "But I said to him that this was the best game to do it in because we still won". Liverpool have already shown that quality on several occasions this season, even at this embryonic stage.

Attacking last rebels would be tragic, Trump tells Syria
But Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday signaled strikes could be extended to Iraq if necessary. The jihadists must be defeated, Mr de Mistura said, but not at the expense of thousands of civilian lives.

Florida AMBER Alert for missing 2-year-old boy from Pinellas County
According to police, a family friend said Coronado and Nunez were married and and had been together for around nine years. Police say the man offered Jordan and his mother a ride, but then knocked the mom unconscious and left her in the woods.

Kyrgios' priceless reaction as Federer pulls off incredible shot in US Open
When a reporter asked her if she remembered the last time she had double-bageled, she said, "Yes, it was you, in my dreams". Open, leading by two sets against Juan Martin del Potro in the round of 16 before the 2009 champion roared back to win.

Djokovic, Nishikori, Osaka reach U.S. Open quarterfinals; Federer ousted
Novak Djokovic fires a shot against Joao Sousa . "You have a team to get you ready, but sometimes you just have to survive". The German reached his lone Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 2012. "It was much more hard than the score indicated".

Shooting Reported at Del Mar Racetrack Before Ice Cube Show
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said a man fired his gun near the race track at about 7pm and a deputy returned fire. TVG documented the shooting while calling a race with a broadcaster repeatedly saying: "There is gunfire at the track ".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.