By: Candess Zona-Mendola of

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Legionella bacteria

The North Dakota Department of Health announced today that it is actively investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease. The cases are believed to be linked to the indoor water park of the Days Inn located in Casselton, ND. Those who became ill confirmed they spent time at the water park, but did not stay overnight at the hotel.

The North Dakota Department of Health confirmed that they tested the hotel’s water, which Legionella bacteria was found in the spa’s filter. Although a subsequent test on January 31 came back negative, a recent test on February 13 yielded another positive result.

The three people linked to the outbreak were diagnosed with the disease between July 2018 and January 2019, according to health agents.

As the investigation continues, anyone showing signs or symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after visiting the Days Inn of Casselton, ND water park are urged to seek medical attention.