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Possible sources of Legionnaires’ outbreak

Posted on November 19, 2014 11:37 am under Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaire’s disease is a serious respiratory condition that can be contracted on the premises with water systems infested with Legionella bacteria. Two to ten days after inhaling vapors from water that contains Legionella, an individual might experience fever, muscle pain, and a general feeling of ill-health.

Without effective treatment, Legionella may multiply to high numbers in these sources:

  • Swimming pools, spa pools
  • Hot tubs, whirlpools
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Water systems in nursing homes, hospitals, hotels
  • Physical therapy equipment
  • Water heaters
  • Shower heads

A property owner or manager’s negligence in ensuring that proper treatment is in place to avoid Legionella infestation is unfortunately one of the most common causes of Legionnaires’ outbreak. To know how to file for legal action against negligent property owners in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. You may reach us by dialing (414) 271-0900 today.