Health Department Finds Cause of Legionnaires Outbreak

“NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) – According to a report completed by the Florida Department of Health, the growth of legionella bacteria was found in a hot water heater at the fitness area of IslandWalk.

Testing was also done on the community swimming pool and spa, but returned negative results.

 Despite the negative finding the health department says it believes the pool and spa area are where people came in contact with the bacteria.

13 people tested positive for the disease in late February.


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