A second person who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after attending the NC Mountain State Fair has died. As of October 8, 2019, 132 people are part of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak associated with attendance at the fair held September 6-15, 2019 in Fletcher. Of those, 124 have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. Eight others developed Pontiac Fever, a less severe infection.
Health officials believe hot tubs on display at the fair may be the source of the outbreak. Legionnaires’ disease is transmitted when water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria is inhaled. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include fever, cough, chills, headache, muscle aches, and shortness of breath. Anyone who attended the fair and is experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor right away.
The Legionnaires’ disease lawyers at Pritzker Hageman are representing multiple victims of the Mountain State Fair outbreak including one client who was placed in an induced coma during her three-week stay in the intensive care unit.
Contact the Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ Team
Phone: 1-888-377-8900 | Text: 1-612-261-0856
The Legionnaires’ disease attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have two decades of experience representing people who have been sickened by Legionella bacteria and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one are part of this outbreak, call us for a free consultation at 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), text 612-261-0856 or use the form below.