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US Another person has died of Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a North Carolina fair

07:55  11 october  2019
07:55  11 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires ' disease in North Carolina may stem from hot tubs that were One person has died among 116 confirmed cases of the airborne lung infection, North Carolina 's Another eight people have come down with Pontiac fever, a milder form of the disease , and 80

Officials have linked an outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease in western North Carolina to a hot tub display at the Fatal lung- disease outbreak linked to hot tub display at NC fair , officials say. The findings suggest “low levels of Legionella present were able to grow in hot tubs ” or another source at

A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a North Carolina state fair is now responsible for killing two people, state health officials announced Thursday. Authorities are not publicly identifying the deceased.

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Health officials have confirmed 134 cases of Legionnaires' disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever, a milder form of the disease, in residents of multiple states who attended last month's NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, North Carolina. Eighty-eight people have been hospitalized.

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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

One person died . The hot tub exhibits at a state fair might be to blame for North Carolina ’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease and Pontiac fever, which sickened Visitors to the N . C . Mountain State Fair who developed the lung infections were more likely to have walked past the hot tub

Health officials' interim report suggested that exposure to the Legionella bacteria occurred in one event center at the state fair, "particularly near the hot tubs and during the last five days of the fair," which went from September 6-15.

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 said.

"Hot tubs are a well-established source of aerosolized water exposure and have been associated with previous Legionnaires' disease outbreaks nationally and internationally," according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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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, North Carolina 's

A display of hot tubs at a North Carolina state fair is the likely source of a major outbreak of Legionnaire ’s disease , health officials said Thursday. One person has died from the outbreak, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has confirmed another

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," North Carolina health officials have said.

Legionnaires' disease can be treated with antibiotics, but about 1 in 10 people who get sick from the disease die, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Legionnaires' disease is a serious illness which can lead to complications and death, especially in older individuals or those with underlying conditions," said NC State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore. Symptoms are consistent with pneumonia.

There are approximately 200 cases reported annually in North Carolina, health officials say. About 7,500 US cases of Legionnaires' disease were reported in 2017, though it is known to be underdiagnosed, the CDC said. Its reported rate has risen by 550% since 2000.

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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 Another eight people have come down with Pontiac fever, a milder form of the disease , and 80 patients in all have been hospitalized.

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, North Carolina 's

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