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Health & Fit Death toll continues rising after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina

02:55  19 october  2019
02:55  19 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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The death toll on the recent Legionnaires ' disease outbreak has risen to three, North Carolina health officials confirmed. The investigation has suspected that the virus came from displayed hot tubs inside an event center in Fletcher, North Carolina , from September 6 to 15.

Legionnaires ' disease , also known as legionellosis, is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever

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Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four.

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. Health officials said nearly all of those infected were attending the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher between September 6 and 15.

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In August 2000, an outbreak of Legionnaires ' disease occurred in Vizela, Northern Portugal.[14] A total of 11 persons with Legionnaires ' disease were admitted North Carolina Mountain State Fair. hot tub display. ^ " Death toll stands at 13 after Quincy Legionnaires ' outbreak ". Abc7chicago.com.

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 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.

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.

A third person has died after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina .
Hundreds of people who attended the a state fair in Fletcher, North Carolina last month have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.None of the victims has been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths.

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