Richmond day spa beneath investigation for Legionnaires’ illness, Contra Costa Well being says

(KRON) — A neighborhood well being division is investigating whether or not two lethal circumstances of Legionnaire’s Illness have been linked to visits at a Richmond day spa, Contra Costa Well being introduced on Saturday.

Two sufferers reportedly visited the Zen Day Spa in Richmond simply days earlier than they noticed signs of their sickness. CCH has taken water samples on the spa and can ship them to a lab to be analyzed. Anybody who visited Zen Day Spa ought to be looking out for signs of Legionnaires’ Illness and may search quick medical care in the event that they discover something uncommon, CCH warned.

Legionnaire’s Illness is a bacterial an infection that may be present in some contemporary water ecosystems. Nevertheless, the micro organism can even develop in different moist locations like showerheads or scorching tubs, in keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. Folks contract the sickness by inhaling contaminated droplets of water within the air.

Signs of the sickness embrace:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Complications

Legionnaires’ Illness has additionally been related to signs together with diarrhea, nausea, and confusion. Signs typically start between two days and two weeks of being uncovered, however it will probably take longer.

Some individuals are extra in danger than others in terms of Legionnaires’. These at the next threat embrace:

  • Folks 50 years or older
  • Present or former people who smoke
  • Folks with a power lung illness (like power obstructive pulmonary illness or emphysema)
  • Folks with weak immune techniques or who take medication that weaken the immune system (like after a transplant operation or chemotherapy)
  • Folks with most cancers
  • Folks with underlying sicknesses reminiscent of diabetes, kidney failure, or liver failure

CCH will maintain a press convention on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. to share extra data. The convention will happen exterior of Zen Day Spa on San Pablo Avenue.

This can be a creating story. Please keep on with KRON for updates.

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