In new York from deadly Legionnaires ‘ disease has killed 1 people, 18 – positive
Author: Katerina Moskalets
health Manhattan Manhattan new York USA
In the heart of new York city – in Manhattan – for about a week dominated by legionellosis. The result of the outbreak, which began in the area of Lower Washington Heights, 18 people were hospitalized and one died.
At the moment, 7 people remain hospitalized after the infection. The health Department of new York (N. Y. C. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — DOH) did not name the deceased.
Legionnaires ‘ disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia. It cannot spread from person to person. The infection enters the body after he breathed in the water vapor containing the bacteria.
The group at greatest risk of disease legionellosis include the elderly, smokers, people with chronic lung diseases or weakened immune systems, and people who take immunosuppressants.
Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within 2-10 days after infection.
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The health Department urges residents of the area with similar symptoms to immediately seek medical help.
Legionnaires ‘ disease can be fatal, but is treatable with antibiotics in early stages.
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