New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem

New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem

New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem

If an individual visited this area and developed symptoms within 14 days of their stay, they should contact their healthcare provider and seek medical attention.

Three people in Surrey, B.C. have been hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease, a severe form of pneumonia that develops after being infected by the Legionella bacteria. At this point, officials aren't suggesting at-risk people to avoid Guildford.

New Hampshire health officials have ordered a Hampton beach hotel to take immediate steps to remove a potentially deadly bacteria from its water system.

The results indicate the bacteria at multiple sources within the Sands Resort water system-not just limited to the hot tub spa, according to DHHS Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers.


The report came on the same day state health officials raised the number of confirmed cases in Hampton from 12 to 14.

People who do contract it can be treated with antibiotics.

Health officials said the two cases in the Bronx are "not considered an outbreak or related ted to cooling towers". It can not be transmitted between people, however. Groups at highest risk for Legionnaires' disease include people who are middle-aged or older, especially cigarette smokers, people with chronic lung disease or weakened immune systems and people who take medicines that weaken their immune systems (immunosuppressive drugs).

The disease can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia.

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