By NewsDesk   @bactiman63

The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Evergem area, Flanders, Belgium has reached 29 cases, according to Zorg en Gezondheid.


Of the 29 patients infected, 10 of these people are at home, 17 patients are still in the hospital, 4 of whom are in intensive care (though not in danger). 2 people died.

Joris Moonens, spokesperson for Care and Health: “This week’s new patients confirm that there must have been a longer period of infection. This may have continued until the companies disinfected their cooling towers. The 17 companies first investigated carried out the disinfections in the week of 13 May. All patients therefore still fall within the incubation period of the disease, which usually counts 2 to 10 days and can run up to 19 days. We must therefore remain vigilant. Patients may still be added. To keep the chance of infection as small as possible, we continue to ask all companies to disinfect their systems on a weekly basis. ”

For the time being, there are no new results from samples taken at source research companies.