March 30, 2017 zacherlaw 0 Comments

A man in his 50s has died from Legionnaires’ disease that he contracted while using a hot spring in Mihara, Hiroshima. He is thought to have visited the facility in early March and was hospitalized with pneumonia like symptoms including shortness of breath and fever shortly after. In addition to the deceased man, 39 people who have all visited the “Miharashi Onsen” hot spring have also been experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms. Of the 39 people, in ages ranging from 30-80, 37 have been hospitalized with two in serious condition. Legionella pneumophila has been detected in all of the people complaining of symptoms. Normal operations at the hot spring have been suspended since March 21.

Further reading can be found here:

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170327/p2a/00m/0na/004000c

 

Man Dies From Legionnaires’ Disease After Visiting a Hiroshima Hot Spring was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by zacherlaw

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