31 de jan. de 2012

Novo caso de LEGIONELLA em Las Vegas

Posted: Jan 30, 2012 4:19 PM Updated: Jan 30, 2012 9:22 PM
A recent guest of the Luxor Hotel and Casino died after contracting Legionnaires' disease, the Southern Nevada Health District announced Monday.
The agency has issued a public health notice, saying water samples collected after the patient was diagnosed tested positive for Legionella bacteria.
The patient's identity has not been made public, and the health district did not reveal the official cause of death.
Although no new cases of the disease have been reported, health officials said anyone who stayed at Luxor recently and believes they may have symptoms is urged to contact their doctor.
Symptoms of the disease -- which can include a high fever, cough and chills -- usually manifest 2 to 14 days after exposure to the bacteria.
The health district also revealed Monday that two people who stayed at the Luxor last spring also contracted Legionnaires' disease.
However, water samples taken at the time tested negative for the bacteria, so the public was not believed to be at risk, officials said.
Both patients did recover.
The health district said it was informed about the cases through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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