January 11, 2021 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease at a North Portland Apartment Complex, it is reported that more individuals are suspected to have the illness based on their symptoms. As of our last post, three individuals had been hospitalized and one had died. Subsequently, at least one more person has been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease, bringing the confirmed total to five people. 

On Tuesday, those who live at the Rosemont Court Apartments in Portland were told they needed to evacuate the building. Furthermore since then, nearly 100 residents of the building have been temporarily moved into motels until the building’s water system and plumbing can be properly cleaned and determined to be safe. 

As a result, another four people are presumed to have Legionnaires disease based on new symptoms, the county health department said. The first symptoms to appear are usually flu-like (fever, tiredness, muscle aches, and headache). Signs of a serious Legionella lung infection include cough and chest pain.

As of Thursday, Multnomah County Health Department is advising neighbors in nearby buildings to monitor themselves for symptoms as they do not yet know the reach of this outbreak. [1]

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[1] https://katu.com/news/local/legionnaires-disease-cases-grow-in-portland-apartment-building-outbreak

 

Legionnaires Disease Outbreak in Portland Apartment Complex Continues to Grow was last modified: February 12th, 2021 by zacherlaw

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