Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease among members of two different LA fitness clubs in Orange County, Florida has sparked the investigation of the gyms as the possible source of the bacteria.
The spas and showers of both the facility on Kirkman Road in Orange County and the Orange Blossom Trail location in Hunter’s Creek were shut down pending the investigation, and notices were issued to club members last week about the signs and symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease. Health officials upon inspection found conditions that would be favorable for the growth of Legionella at the fitness centers. Reportedly, the showers and spas were lacking treatment with a hydrochlorinated solution.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by inhalation of air contaminated with aerosolized Legionella bacteria, typically in the form of a mist or spray. Legionnaires’ disease is not spread by person-to-person contact, and is only a result of exposure to the bacteria source itself. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease can include fever, headaches, muscle aches, and shortness of breath.
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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.