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Legionnaire’s disease in swimming pools

Posted on July 27, 2015 9:27 am under Legionnaires' Disease

Indoor pools, when left unmaintained, can be a thriving ground for many disease-causing germs. One of them is legionella, a pathogenic group of bacteria that may cause a host of different conditions when inhaled or ingested.

Among the most common illnesses caused by legionella is Legionnaire’s disease, a pneumonia-type illness characterized by coughing, chills, fatigue, and cough. Pontiac fever, on the other hand, is a less-serious type of Legionnaire’s disease that resembles acute influenza. Ingested water contaminated with legionella may also cause gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea and nausea.

Outbreak of legionnaire’s disease in indoor swimming pools can be best prevented with proper and regular swimming pool maintenance. However, many swimming pool owners fail in making sure that their swimming pools are free from any pathogen-causing diseases. If you think dirty pool waters have harmed you or your loved one in any way, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you seek the compensation you deserve from the premises owner involved. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment today.