Legionnaires’ Disease Found In Wisconsin Dells Water System
Well this is a bit scary to say the least, according to FOX6NOW.com, 3 different people diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease all stayed at the same Wisconsin Dells resort. In an earlier statement, Bluegreen, a company that runs The Christmas Mountain Village resort claims that there was no conclusive evidence that say the visitors contracted the disease at their property. After testing was done, the Sauk County Health Department found that the water supply in certain units had tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease.
After the positive results were made public, a Spokesperson for Bluegreen said that they are working closely with the Sauk County Health Department and they have implemented a recommended risk reduction measure in addition to the water management and remediation. They also said that they have equipped the units with filters that should effectively eliminate 99% risk of Legionnaire exposure. Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of Pneumonia, it causes inflammation in your lungs and causes headaches, diarrhea, coughing, chills and fever. There are less than 20,000 cases of disease diagnosed per year.