Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

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

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

"It's just a coincidence", said Leon, adding that New Hampshire sees an average of 30 to 35 cases of Legionnaires' disease annually.

- Public health officials in Nashua confirmed two cases of Legionnaires' disease in the city that are unrelated to an outbreak in Hampton.

According to the state health division, Legionnaires' disease is a potentially serious bacterial pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria.

The 14 victims are believed to have acquired their infections between early June and mid-August.

The Centers for Disease Control is assisting state health officials in confirming the source of the outbreak.

Starmer: Labour would vote down Canada-style Brexit deal
Johnson wrote: "The reality is that in this negotiation the European Union has so far taken every important trick". There may be some confected groaning and twanging of leotards when it comes to the discussion on free movement.

Tests are still pending for samples taken at other locations in the area.

According to the Public Health Service of Canada, Legionnaires' disease, which is not contagious, is caused by exposure to Legionella, a bacteria found naturally in soil and water. People who take drugs that weaken their immune system, such as chemotherapy, or suffer from underlying illnesses like diabetes, kidney failure, or liver failure, are also at a greater risk.

The statement said the hotel was cooperating with all state and federal investigators. "Through regular communication and transparency, we will ensure members of the public have the most up to date information so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families". It can not be passed from person to person contact.

The disease can not be spread through person-to-person contact, nor by drinking contaminated water.

Most people exposed to Legionella will not get sick, says the CDC. The flyer that informed them about the occurrences says the department notifies residents when there are two or more cases reported in a building during a 12-month period. She said one was contracted out of state, while it's not yet been determined where the other case was contracted.

Like this: