Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

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

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

Another disease which has made its presence felt for quite some time in the United States is the one caused due to West Nile virus, which has resulted in around a dozen communities in Boston-area being listed as high-risk, after a fourth-case of the virus was discovered. The hotels remain open.

One of those 12 Hampton victims, an elderly adult, died due to complications related to the disease. Twelve people have been hospitalized.

Preliminary results are expected in one to two weeks.

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The state plans to give another update Tuesday, after Labor Day.

According to the Public Health Service of Canada, Legionnaires' disease, which is not contagious, is caused by exposure to Legionella, a bacteria found naturally in soil and water. This pathogen was discovered in 1976 when it infected more than 200 people and killed 34 because air conditioning vents spread the bacteria through the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia during an American Legion convention. They can develop pneumonia and symptoms like fever, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It can not be transmitted between people, however. Most healthy people do not get Legionnaires' disease from being exposed to Legionella.

Initial tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected the bacteria in the hot tub, water heater, an outdoor shower hose and shower and sink heads in three guest rooms.

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High risk population includes people over 50 years of age, former and current smokers, people with chronic lung diseases, weak immune systems, as well as other underlying illnesses. The agency noted the illness is underreported and there may have been more cases.

The disease is not contracted through swimming or drinking water.

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