In new York city doubled the number of people infected with Legionnaires ‘ disease

В Нью-Йорке вдвое выросло число инфицированных болезнью легионеров

In new York city doubled the number of people infected with Legionnaires ‘ disease

Author: Paul Cote

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In Manhattan is rapidly spreading dangerous infection legionellosis. By Friday, July 13, for medical assistance to 8 people. Over the next 2 days the number of patients has doubled, according to the health Department of new York (N. Y. C. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — DOH).

Hospitalized patients are 7, the rest are observed on an outpatient basis.

Most often, Legionnaires ‘ disease affects people aged 50 years and older. The incubation period of the disease is from 2 to 10 days.

Initially, the infected person complains of fatigue and headache, then his health deteriorates. In a few hours the temperature rises to 40°, appear painful sensations in the joints and muscles, severe cough. In 30% of cases develop acute respiratory failure, which can lead to death.

Also legionellosis is accompanied by confusion, spatial disorientation and convulsions. All this makes the disease requiring immediate medical intervention.

Usually the sources of infection become warm water and moist air.

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According to the latest data, the Department of health of new York city have already identified the problem area in Manhattan, where the disease is spreading. Now experts establish the main source, and then conduct decontamination.

The authorities in new York are warning local residents about the need to be attentive to his health and to observe the rules of personal hygiene. In addition, doctors urge to avoid places of possible concentration of the bacteria Legionella in the coming days to visit the area in 1872 Amsterdam Avenue.

When the first symptoms of the disease immediately consult a doctor!

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