One of those 12 Hampton victims, an elderly adult, died due to complications related to the disease. The illnesses have a reported onset dates of having been contracted between June 14 and August 24.
"The Sands Resort will immediately notify current and future guests of the Legionella outbreak and take steps to remediate the premise plumbing system in order to mitigate the risk to the public's health", he continued. Almost 30 of them died. Twelve people have been hospitalized.
The history surrounding Legionnaires' is well known, which might explain why many fear even the mention of the disease. Public health officials plan to provide an update on the outbreak on Tuesday.
It is not passed person to person but is contracted by inhaling droplets of the contaminated water. This pathogen was discovered in 1976 when it infected more than 200 people and killed 34 because air conditioning vents spread the bacteria through the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia during an American Legion convention. The disease is not contracted through swimming or drinking water.
Pneumonia-like symptoms show up 2 to 10 days after exposure, but state officials recommend that people stay vigilant for 14 days.
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Two years ago, health departments reported about 6,100 cases of Legionnaires' disease in the United States, the CDC said.
Legionnaire's disease such as coughing, fever, shortness of breath and headaches to call the NH DHHS at 603-271-9461.
"Both patients have risks for Legionnaires' disease and have been discharged from the hospital".
Legionnaire's disease is a potentially serious bacterial pneumonia. However, individuals who are at a higher risk of the disease should continue to take steps to protect their health, which includes postponing a visit to the area if they are concerned about their health.