CASSELTON, ND – Three individuals were diagnosed with legionnaires' illness after visiting a water park in Casselton, according to the release of the Department of Health of North Dakota. July 2018 and January 2019 and all used a water park at Days Inn Casselton before being diagnosed.
The Ministry of Public Health took samples of water and sand from the hotel in early January, and one of the pool samples contained Legionella bacteria that spread and cause legionary disease.
The hotel cleaned and disinfected the spa and new samples taken from the resort on January 31, turned out to be negative for bacteria, reports the release. The third test, conducted at the spa on February 1
After studying another positive test, Days Inn showered the spa and closed it. The pool is still open, according to the release.
The Ministry of Public Health calls on all those staying at the hotel from February 7 to 21 to develop a pneumonia or similar symptoms, asking for medical help and receiving a legionnaire disease assessment
. Symptoms of Legionnaires' disease include:
- Mouth Pain
- Loss of appetite
states that spa centers usually have outbreaks of legionnaires' disease due to the warm temperature and the ability to airborne Legionella bacteria in small droplets of water. The disease can not spread from person to person, only from inhalation of fog from water sources containing the bacteria Legionella.
In 2018, 10 people were reported to have had legionnaires in North Dakota, and in 2019 two people were reported. More information about the disease can be found on the North Dakota Department of Health.
Earlier this month, Minnesota Health Department issued a statement to investigate four cases of Croatian Crookson, a resident of Minsk, with legionnaires. 19659019]