MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota well being officers have traced again two circumstances of Legionnaires’ illness to a lodge in Albert Lea.
Two folks from unrelated teams have been hospitalized after they frolicked within the pool and sizzling tub space of the lodge within the final weekend of June. One particular person has been discharged, whereas the opposite remains to be within the hospital. The Minnesota Division of Well being says there are stories of others who may very well be experiencing Legionnaires’ illness.
Well being officers are asking individuals who stayed on the Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea to hunt medical care in the event that they fall ailing.
“In the event you frolicked on the lodge between June 22 and June 29 and are ailing now, or when you develop sickness within the two weeks following your go to, please see a well being care supplier to be evaluated for doable Legionnaires’ illness,” mentioned Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious illness division at MDH.
Legionnaires’ illness is unfold by inhaling fantastic spray from water sources with Legionella micro organism. It isn’t unfold from individual to individual. Signs of the illness embrace fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, shortness of breath, lack of urge for food, and coughing.
Most individuals uncovered to the micro organism don’t develop the illness, however folks over the age of fifty or these with compromised immune techniques are at an elevated danger.
MDH says they’re working with the lodge to find out the supply of the micro organism. Presently, they imagine the supply of infections originated on the sizzling tub within the spa, which has been closed for upkeep since June 29. The pool space can also be at the moment closed to company.