By Adam W. Pittman on August 13, 2015
Facts about Legionnaires’ disease, its Causes and Prevention
Did you know? Legionnaires’ disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia that typically affects the elderly, those who have a weakened immune system, smokers and those who are on medications that suppress the immune system.
Did you know? Legionella bacteria causes the disease; it is transmitted when a person inhales mist that is contaminated with the bacteria. Legionnaires’ disease cannot be spread by contact with a person who is sick.
Did you know? Several Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in 2015 have been traced to contaminated mist emitted by cooling towers that manage heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for large facilities.
Did you know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Legionnaires’ disease kills approximately 4,000 people every year.
Did you know? Legionnaires’ disease can be prevented with routine testing and cleaning of air and water systems that are likely to serve as incubators and home to Legionella bacteria.
Did you know? Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include:
- High fever
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- Chest pain
Did you know? Prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to recovery.
Did you know? There is a simple urine test that can detect the presence of Legionnaires’ bacteria in patients.
Did you know? Cory Watson attorneys have represented Legionnaires’ patients and their families nationwide. We know an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease may have grave consequences for you and your family, and we are ready to fight on your behalf.
Contact Cory Watson Attorneys today for a free consultation of your claim.