According to the DuPage County Health Department, two men have contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a LA Fitness in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Legionella bacteria were found in the hot tub at the gym location on Freedom Drive; tests for the shower and pool at the health club were negative for Legionella.
Both victims are “medically stable,” but the DuPage County Health Department would not elaborate on their conditions.
The LA Fitness in Naperville remains open for business, with the exception of the hot tub. However, it seems that gym members were never notified of the cases of Legionnaires’ disease or the presence of Legionella at the facility.
One gym member, Ricardo Sequeria, expressed his frustration saying, “That’s something they have to be more careful and let people know.”