A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Vernon Hills, Illinois retirement community has left two individuals dead and three ill. While confirmation of the fifth case arrived on November 14th, the illness is believed to have struck sometime in October, according to Kelly Jakubek, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health. The two deaths occurred in late September and early November. In addition to the five confirmed cases, several more suspected cases are under investigation. Investigations are being conducted by the CDC and Illinois Public Health Department, as well as an additional one being conducted by a private firm hired by the community’s management. Water samples were taken on November 5th with results estimated to return within two weeks. Among the suspected sources of the disease are the building’s 6-story rain forest atrium, waterfall and spa. Because legionellosis is contracted through the inhalation of tiny water droplets containing the legionella bacteria, these structures have been shut down. The Vernon Hills retirement community is home to roughly 260 residents.
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LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK in New York at Co-op City and the Opera House HotelWere you or your loved one involved in the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks of July 2015 or December 2014 in the Bronx? Jules Zacher has experience representing victims nationally and is currently representing people who contracted Legionnaires' disease at Co-op City and the Opera House Hotel.
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Jules Zacher now represents a number of individuals connected to the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the Bronx at Co-op City and Opera House Hotel.
In addition to these cases, he is also working on a number of other cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.