The Florida Department of Health is investigating an Ocoee gym after three of its customers have contracted Legionnaires disease. The officials have not yet confirmed the gym as the source of the cluster of cases but are taking precautions as such. The management at LA Fitness have issued a press release stating that they have made efforts to notify all members that have used the gym in the last month of their potential exposure to legionella bacteria. The release also mentions the ongoing remediation process that LA Fitness is taking to eradicate the presence of legionella bacteria. In January of this year, the spa area at an LA Fitness location in Garden City Park, NY was forced to shut down after it was confirmed by the Nassau County Health Department that it was the source of two cases of Legionnaires’ disease. In November of 2013, another spa area at an Illinois LA Fitness was also found to be the source of two Legionnaires’ disease cases.
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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.