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Posted on: September 10, 2020

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Legionnaires Disease Fact Sheet CDC (002)

Tazewell County is at an alert level for Legionnaires’ Disease due to 4 case occurrences since July 2020. As of September 9, 2020, Legionnaires’ Disease cases have increased 66% compared to the same time in 2019.

  • Symptoms include loss of appetite, muscle pain, headache, fever, shortness of breath, cough, diarrhea, and general discomfort.
  • Some of these symptoms are also experienced with COVID infection. Talk to your healthcare provider about any exposure to COVID that you may have.
  • Different types of testing may be used to diagnose legionella, including urine testing.
  • Symptoms can appear between 2 and 10 days after exposure to contaminated water.

For more information, visit CDC Legionnaires Disease Page

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