Fraser Health investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey

Fraser Health investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey

Fraser Health investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey

At this point, officials aren't suggesting at-risk people to avoid Guildford.

"Both patients have risks for Legionnaires' disease and have been discharged from the hospital".

"It can grow and spread within man-made building water systems, so things like shower heads and faucets, cooling towers, hot tubs and large plumbing systems", said Bharmal. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 6,100 cases in 2016. There are now a total of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaire's disease associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and M Street in Hampton. Symptoms usually appear two to 10 days after significant exposure to Legionella bacteria.

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Legionnaires' disease can be deadly, but is treatable with antibiotics.

Three people outside Vancouver have been hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease, a severe form of pneumonia that can last for months. Others have died from complications of the disease. The Public Health Service of Canada points out it can not be transmitted between people.

Fraser Health says most people in good health do not get the disease when exposed to the bacteria, but the elderly, smokers and people with chronic lung conditions or compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Those with symptoms should call their doctor and ask about testing for Legionnaires' disease.

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