The dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease was found in three suburban Batavia schools yesterday. Although, so far, there have not been any reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to the traces of bacteria found at the schools, a recent outbreak at a downtown Chicago hotel has been blamed for several deaths.
Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted by inhaling contaminated water vapor. The symptoms can be similar to pneumonia. People who contract Legionnaires’ disease can experience fever, headaches, coughs, and chest pain, among other things. Legionnaires’ disease can be very serious and in some cases has been known to cause death. People with pre-existing illnesses and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to infection.
If you or someone you know has become ill after coming in contact with the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, please, dial 866-264-7639 for a free consultation with Joseph Klest.
© Joseph G. Klest, 2012.