[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Legionnaires Disease is a form of Pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria. It can only be contracted by aspirating infected water vapor and can be fatal is left untreated.
The risk of death from Legionnaires Disease is higher for those who are infected while already in a hospital or for those with chronic diseases.
Symptoms typically appear 2-10 days after exposure. Treatments for Legionnaires Disease use antibiotics to fight the symptoms and breathing assistance from a ventilator may be required.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][subtitle3]The symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease include:[/subtitle3][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3038″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][ul type=”square”]
[li]Chills and/or fever[/li]
(usually appear after 2-3 days)
[li]Cough (with mucus or blood)[/li]
[li]Shortness of breath[/li]
[li]Nausea, Diarrhea, or Vomiting[/li]
When to Seek Medical Attention
Please contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms or if you suspect you have been exposed to Legionella bacteria by aspirating infected water vapor. Certain people are at an elevated risk for contracting Legionnaires Disease, like smokers, people over 50 years of age, or those with weakened immune systems.[/ul][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Read more about Legionella bacteria and Legionella prevention through copper silver ionization.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]