SURREY, B.C. — Public well being officers are investigating quite a lot of instances of Legionnaires’ illness contracted in Surrey, B.C.
Fraser Well being would not say how many individuals are affected, however says it’s wanting into the supply of a cluster of instances in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood.
Fraser Well being says most individuals in good well being don’t get the illness when uncovered to the micro organism, however the aged, people who smoke and folks with continual lung circumstances or compromised immune methods are at larger danger.
Signs embrace fever, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, stomach ache, diarrhea, and resemble signs usually present in instances of pneumonia.
Legionnaires’ illness is prompted when individuals breathe in small droplets of water containing the bacterium often known as Legionella, usually present in freshwater, groundwater and soil, in addition to cooling towers, sizzling tubs, and bigger plumbing methods.
The assertion says anybody who travelled to that space of Surrey since Aug. 21 ought to converse with their physician about testing and coverings.