A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Apple Rehab Inc. in Rocky Hill, CT has sickened two people killing one of them, according to the Connecticut State Department of Public Health.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that results when water droplets contaminated with legionella bacteria are inhaled. After the first case was reported to state health officials on July 17, water samples from the facility were tested and they were positive for legionella the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is transmitted when water droplets contaminated with legionella bacteria are inhaled not through person-to-person contact. Water systems of cruise ships and large buildings such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and apartment buildings are recognized as locations prone to overgrowth of legionella. For this reason, owners and operators should have water management plans in place.
The water system at Apple Rehab was treated after the legionella was discovered. Further testing is being conducted.
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