4 Dead, 94 Hospitalized After Hot Tub Display Causes Disease Outbreak

4 Dead, 94 Hospitalized
After Hot Tub Display
Causes Disease Outbreak.
The display was in the town of Fletcher,
North Carolina, during a state fair
that went from September 6-15.
If not sanitized correctly,
Legionella bacteria can
develop easily in hot tubs.
The deaths stemmed from
Legionnaires’ disease, a
severe type of pneumonia.
The state’s department of health
has received reports of
over 133 cases so far.
94 people have
been hospitalized.
The bacteria can also be carried through the air, meaning people can contract it without touching a hot tub.
Those with weak immune systems
and the elderly are
very susceptible to Legionnaires’.
Pontiac fever has also been
detected in eight of the victims

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