A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Arlington Court Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center in Ohio has sickened three people. Since October 2019, three people at the facility, located in Upper Arlington about a 10-minute drive northwest of Columbus, have been diagnosed with the illness.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that is transmitted when water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria is inhaled. It is not transmitted through person-to-person contact. Symptoms of an infection include fever, headache, cough, shortness of breath and muscle aches
Some people are at higher risk of developing this disease than others. They include people over 50, current and former smokers, people with weakened immune systems and people with underlying medical conditions.
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Legionella bacteria exist in nature, but they grow best in warm, stagnant water. That’s why outbreaks are frequently associated with the complex plumbing systems of hospitals, hotels and long-term care facilities.
One of the cases at Arlington Court was diagnosed in October, the other two cases were diagnosed in February. The facility is working with county health officials, has put water restrictions in place and says it has notified residents. However, the family of one person who was recently admitted told WYSX that they were not told about the problem prior to check-in.
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