Is Zen Day Spa in Richmond, California the source of a fatal Legionnaires’ disease outbreak? Contra Costa Health (CCH) officials collected water samples from the establishment, located at 12230 San Pablo Ave., after three customers developed Legionnaires’ disease following their visits to the spa and two of them died. Results of the water tests are expected this week.
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What is Legionnaires’ Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia people get when they inhale water vapor that is contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not contagious. Although Legionella are found in nature they grow best in the warm water of manmade structures such as hot tubs, fountains, cooling towers, and the plumbing systems of large commercial buildings.
Contra Costa Health Inspection
The fatalities were reported to CCH on August 3 and August 4. Both patients had visited the spa days before they developed symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease, also called Legionella pneumonia. A third spa customer who used the jacuzzi tub at the Zen Day Spa in June developed Legionnaires’ disease but recovered, CCH said.
Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease, which include fever, cough, headache, and muscle aches, usually develop within two to 14 days of exposure. Most cases require hospitalization, about 10 percent are fatal.
An Environmental Health team from CCH inspected the spa and could find no business permit or permit for a spa or pool. CCH closed the spa on August 4.
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