The recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease found linked to a downtown Chicago hotel may cause some area residents as well as previous and current guests and staff of the hotel to be concerned about their health. Some basic information about the disease, its symptoms and causes can be helpful to those who suspect they may be at risk of contracting the illness.
Some information about Legionnaires’ disease:
•Legionnaires’ disease is caused by a bacteria that infects the lungs causing a sometimes fatal form of pneumonia.
•The bacteria which causes Legionnaires’ disease can be found in the water and heating and cooling systems of buildings.
•The disease is transmitted when a person inhales airborne droplets containing the bacteria.
•Prevention of Legionnaires’ disease depends on proper cleaning and maintenance of possible sources.
Attorney, Joseph Klest, is a Chicago based trial lawyer with 30 years of experience representing injury victims. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, call 866-264-7639 to schedule a free consultation.
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