Hot tub water caused Legionnaire’s outbreak in Asheville, N.C.

The outbreak occurred last year at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. AP News reports:

“Hot tub water that sprayed into the air likely caused an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease that killed four people in North Carolina last year, state health officials said Thursday.

“The state Department of Health and Human released its final report on the outbreak, which infected people who attended a state fair in western North Carolina. The final report tallied 136 cases of Legionnaire’s disease and one case of Pontiac fever in residents of multiple states, officials said.”

“Ninety-six people were hospitalized.”

Read the article to discover how it happens and be careful about maintaining the water in your hot tub!

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