The Florida Department of Health is investigating at least 2 cases of legionellosis, a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria, confirmed at the same apartment complex in Pinellas County.
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What’s the Problem?
October 9, 2018 – Aside from news of the pair of cases of legionella at the same apartment complex, officials released no other information about the victims or even the specific community in which the complex is located, per Florida law.
Legionellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium L. pneumophila, which was first identified in 1977 as the cause of an outbreak of severe pneumonia in a convention center the previous year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Legionellosis can present in 2 ways: as Legionnaires’ disease or as Pontiac fever. Signs and symptoms of Legionnaires’ typically begin 2 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria, and include varying degrees of fever, chills, cough and pneumonia. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal. Pontiac fever is a milder illness with more moderate symptoms which may not develop into full-blown pneumonia, according to WHO.
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