Health officials in New Hampshire have confirmed 12 cases of Legionnaire's disease, including one death, possibly associated with hot tubs in two different hotels
Investigators said they expect more cases to be diagnosed and counseled to people over 50 and over weakened immune system to avoid a half mile stretch in Hampton, WCVB reported.
The death case involved an elderly person who was visited from outside the state, who died of complications of pneumonia, said the state epidemiologist, according to WMUR
According to a press release, the others are likely between early June and mid-May August infected. Investigators are focusing on the whirlpool facilities at Sands Resort and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel as potential sources of outbreak.
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Legionnaires & # 39; Disease is a type of pneumonia caused by the bacteria Legionella that grows in warm water. The symptoms may be similar to pneumonia and may include fever, chills, muscle aches and coughing.
"Legionella are a serious infection," said Lisa Morris, director of the Public Health Services Division, in a statement, according to WCVB. "We want to make sure that the public is aware of the potential risk of this disease, so that each person can decide for themselves whether to visit the area in the best interests of their health."
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The most dangerous area is Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and H Street, where the hotels are located. While the authorities are blocking access to the suspected hot tubs Both hotels stay open.