'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities

Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source

Most people exposed to Legionella will not get sick, says the CDC.

State officials say one person has died from Legionnaires' Disease as an outbreak in Hampton continues to grow.

Meyers issued the order after initial tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected the presence of the Legionella bacteria from multiple sources within the Sands Resort water system, including, but not limited to the hot tub spa.

"They were reported this month in August, but upon investigation, they were deemed not related to the Hampton cases", Nashua public health nurse Flavia Martin said.

The bacteria is commonly found in freshwater, groundwater and soil.

It says public health officials are now trying to track down the source of the bacteria. It can not be passed from person to person contact and it can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria. It can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria (such as while swimming). New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that two additional cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 14.

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium called Legionella.

The hot tubs are located at the Sands Resort and Harris Sea Ranch, which remain open for business.

They can develop pneumonia, as well as symptoms like fever, fatigue, diarrhea, stomach pain and shortness of breath. People are advised to observe the exposure for 2 weeks before taking other steps.

If an individual visited this area and developed symptoms within 14 days of their stay, they should contact their healthcare provider and seek medical attention.

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