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Legionnaires Disease

Beware Pool Hygiene

May 25, 2018

Just in time for pools to open this Memorial Day, the CDC has reminded everyone to stay cognizant of the water you’re swimming in. Over the last few years, certain water related infections have been occurring more frequently, with about a third happening at hotels.

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Legionnaires Disease is a type of severe pneumonia caused by a bacteria found in tap water. The infection is usually acquired after it’s inhaled (as during a shower). This summer, a few Chicago hotel guests acquired Legionnaires Disease, and it’s now shown up again—this time with a small outbreak of pneumonia symptoms in a public […]

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