Outbreak Of Legionnaire's Disease

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

Nevada health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has been reported that the Aria Resort & Casino 4000 elegant rooms in the Las Vegas Strip. Four people were housed in the complex were treated for the disease transmitted by bacteria, but many more could have been exposed June 21 to July 4.

Stephanie Bethel Hospital in southern Nevada, told The Associated Press that this sometimes fatal form of pneumonia had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that six people had recovered.

The hotel has sent letters to customers who had stayed at the Aria of the period of two weeks, said the high levels of Legionella bacteria were detected in several rooms. Recent studies further showed no detectable amounts.

Previously, air conditioning, showers, whirlpools, and was suspected of being blamed for the outbreak of a major, Legionnaires', but Nevada authorities have not yet defined in this case in September.

"Legionella is a bacterium that lives in water and loves warm, moist environments," said Dr. Mary Nettleman, professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. "Unfortunately, people also love warm, moist environments such as spas."

Last February, 200 partygoers are Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion Holmby Hills, California, is descended from flu-like chills and high fever. The four participants DomainFest global conference has continued to develop a mild form of the disease, Pontiac fever.

Castle, David was at the conference, and described uncontrollable shivering fever and 102 degrees: "I went from zero is not a good place for 15-20 minutes It 'was like someone turned the switch.".

Health officials suspect later mansion whirlpool caused the spread of bacteria.

The transmission of Legionnaire's disease can occur through aerosols generated by the air injected into the hot tub, according to Dr. Amir Afkhami, an assistant professor in the Division of Global Health at George Washington University, School of Health Public.