The only common thread in the ongoing investigation of two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Kennewick, Washington is a Gold’s Gym membership.
Two women in their 70s and 80s were treated in the hospital this month for their illnesses with Legionnaires’ disease, and have since been discharged and are now recovering. As the investigation is still in the early stages, the cases have not been officially linked to the Kennewick Gold’s Gym as the source, but given the commonality, the gym is being investigated as possibly being responsible for the illnesses of these woman.
The gym has closed down the pool and hot tub area as a precaution. Both women who contracted Legionnaires’ disease were reportedly in the pool and hot tub area. The Washington State Department of Health is aiding in the investigation where the Benton-Franklin Health District plans to take samples from the gym and test for the presence of Legionella bacteria, which is the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.