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Health & Fit A third person has died after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina

07:15  16 october  2019
07:15  16 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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The fatality rate of Legionnaires ' disease has ranged from 5–30% during various outbreaks and At the end of September, another person died of the disease and 13 were sickened in yet another In the fall of 2017, 22 cases were reported in a Legionnaires ' disease outbreak in Anaheim, CA's

One person has reportedly died and multiple people are ill due to a Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak linked to a North Carolina state fair. “We don’t yet know whether people might have been exposed to Legionella bacteria at the NC Mountain State Fair,” state epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore said in the

A third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, state health officials said.

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None of the victims has been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths.

In recent weeks, health officials have confirmed 140 cases among people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, North Carolina, last month have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever, a milder form of the disease.

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FLETCHER, N . C . – A Legionnaires ' disease outbreak linked to a North Carolina fair has claimed a third life, state health officials say. It's not immediately clear which states beyond North and South Carolina were affected. Officials suspect but have not confirmed that a hot tub vendor display at the

The 140 cases involve people from several North Carolina counties and a few other states. Ninety-four people have been hospitalized, health officials said.

The outbreak has been linked to a hot tubs display in one events center and officials said it took place during the last five days of the fair, a preliminary report shows.

There were no other significant sources of aerosolized water -- small droplets of water or mist that can be inhaled -- at the event center, and no other ongoing potential sources of exposure identified, the health department has said.

Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection contracted when people breathe in the Legionella bacteria through a mist or by accidentally getting water into their lungs that contains the bacteria.

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(CNN) An outbreak of Legionnaires ' disease linked to a state fair this month in North Carolina has grown to 25 confirmed cases, including one death The disease is serious but can be treated with antibiotics, the department said. About 1 in 10 people who get sick from Legionnaires ' disease die , a

NORTH CAROLINA – A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease in North Carolina may stem from hot tubs that were on display inside an event center last month during a state fair , state health officials said Thursday. One person has died among 120 confirmed cases of the airborne lung infection.

The disease is serious but can be treated with antibiotics, the department said. About 1 in 10 people who get sick from Legionnaires' disease die, a recent government report found.

Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment but can become a health concern when they "spread in human-made water systems like hot water tanks, cooling towers of air conditioning systems, decorative fountains and hot tubs or spas that are not properly maintained," the North Carolina health department said.

Death toll continues rising after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina .
Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths.There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever, a milder form of the disease since last month.

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