By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe.com
Three people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and one person has died following stays at the Christmas Mountain Resort in Wisconsin Dell. At this time, the local health authorities are investigating the outbreak.
As the investigation unfolds, a representative for the resort told the local media that some of their accommodations did indeed have Legionella present. “After testing, we found that the water supply in certain units had been affected and, subsequently, tested positive for the bacteria,” the spokeswoman said. The resort claims to be telling prospective guests about the disease, but thus far denies that the confirmed illnesses occurred on their property – despite the fact that all of those who are ill stayed at the resort within 2 weeks of their illnesses.
While we await the findings of the health department, it is imperative that those who have recently stayed at the resort keep an eye out for the telltale symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease. The symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath, a headache, muscle aches, and a fever. In some instances, the fever can reach up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have recently stayed at the Christmas Mountain Resort and have these symptoms, urgent medical attention is recommended.
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