October 29, 2021 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Public health officials in Washington County, Oregon, are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases that has left four people hospitalized. In total, there are six confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the county.

Washington County has seen fourteen cases so far this year, and public health officials are speculating that the county may exceed its record number of nineteen cases in 2019. The Washington County Public Health Department, along with the Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are collecting samples and performing testing of potential sources of the outbreak. 

Public health officials are encouraging residents to remain vigilant of symptoms of the disease, which include coughing, body aches, fever, nausea, vomiting and confusion.

To read more about the outbreak in Washington County, click here.

For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, check out the National Academies of Sciences Management of Legionella in Water Systems Report here.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Washington County, Oregon was last modified: October 29th, 2021 by zacherlaw

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