Sep
04
2018
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Jules Zacher has been retained by two persons who contend they have contracted Legionnaires disease at the Sands Resort in Hampton New Hampshire. An Order issued by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services indicates that the bacteria that causes the disease has been found in a hot tub, water heater, outdoor shower hose,  and shower heads or sinks. The state Department of health has ordered the Sands Resort to notify all guests of the outbreak and to hire a consultant to remediate. Testing by the CDC  indicates the  legionella bacteria was found in shower heads or sink heads in three guest rooms. According to press reports, fourteen people  have contracted the disease in Hampton, nine of whom stayed at the Sands Resort. What is remarkable about this outbreak is the prevalence of the bacteria in so many water systems. Normally, the water supply for a spa is separate from the water supply for the showers and faucet, let alone the outdoor shower hose. Another aspect of this outbreak that is remarkable is the potency of the bacteria that caused the outbreak. Reportedly, one person has died and thirteen others have confirmed Legionnaires’ disease. For these reasons, this outbreak is distinctly different from most of the cases that Jules Zacher has worked on around the country.

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