12 Ill & 1 Dead with Legionnaires’ in Hampton, NH

New Hampshire health officials have officially identified a dozen individuals who have been positively diagnosed to have Legionnaires’ disease. Hampton, New Hampshire, has already witnessed one death to this disease, an elderly gentleman who, according to officials, died due to complications of the disease. Here is everything you should know! What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ disease, or Legionellosis, is a form of pneumonia that is much more severe and, often lethal. Legionnaires’ disease is an infection that is caused by Legionella, but most commonly the infection is caused by the specific species, Legionella pneumophila. Studies clearly show that this particular species is the lead cause of 90% of infections. When Legionnaires’ disease first presents itself, it appears remarkably like pneumonia, though it often has additional symptoms that include headaches, chills, high fevers, coughing, aching muscles, and often times diarrhea.…

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