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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Legionnaires' Disease Public Health Alert

Legionnaires Disease Fact Sheet CDC (002)

Tazewell County is at an alert level for Legionnaires’ Disease due to 8 case occurrences since January 2020. As of September 30, 2020, Legionnaires’ Disease cases have increased 133% compared to the same time in 2019.


Case investigation is ongoing to determine commonality of sources.  At this time, 2 cases can be directly associated with the UAW Building in Pekin.


  • 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 Legionnaires’ Disease, including urine antigen testing.
  • Symptoms can appear between 2 and 14 days after exposure to contaminated water. 

For more information, visit CDC Legionnaires Disease Page

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