Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C.


The risk to the public is low but state and local health experts agree this is an unusually high number of cases for New Hampshire.

The New York City Department of Health is investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease in a Kingsbridge NYCHA building.

"The Sands Resort will immediately notify current and future guests of the Legionella outbreak and take steps to remediate the premise plumbing system in order to mitigate the risk to the public's health", he continued.

The disease is a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling mist or small drops of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria.

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The bacteria is commonly found in freshwater, groundwater and soil.

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The history surrounding Legionnaires' is well known, which might explain why many fear even the mention of the disease.

"They were reported this month in August, but upon investigation, they were deemed not related to the Hampton cases", Nashua public health nurse Flavia Martin said.

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 6,100 cases in 2016.

A cautionary warning has been issued to the people most at risk of contracting the disease to stay away from this area.

State officials say one person has died from Legionnaires' Disease as an outbreak in Hampton continues to grow. Meanwhile, state health experts expect to have test results within the next two weeks.

The hot tubs are located at the Sands Resort and Harris Sea Ranch, which remain open for business. The symptoms are similar to general pneumonia, which includes cough, fever, headaches, muscle ache, and shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear two to 10 days after significant exposure to Legionella bacteria. The disease is not contracted through swimming or drinking water.