A Legionnaires disease outbreak has been linked to the LA Fitness in Niles, IL. Two illnesses that occurred in April have been confirmed.
Legionnaires‘ disease is a severe, often fatal, form of pneumonia people get when they inhale water droplets that are contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not contagious. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include cough, headache, fever, and muscle aches. Anyone who visited the Niles La Fitness and has these symptoms should see a doctor.
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Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks are frequently linked to contaminated water in fountains, hot tubs, and the plumbing systems of commercial buildings. Health officials investigating this outbreak said both outbreak patients reported using the facility’s pool, steam room, hot tub, and showers before they became ill.
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