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1 Dead, 20 Infected in Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Spain

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease on the Spanish island of Majorca that claimed the life of a British tourist and infected at least 19 other vacationers has been linked to a hotel Jacuzzi.

Hotel Jacuzzi blamed for outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to 20 infections and at least 1 death.

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Update: Yale Study Finds Legionella Bacteria Increased Near Watersheds, Drainage Basins

January 25, 2018 – The number of new cases of Legionnaires’ disease has increased in recent years, and a new Yale University study indicates that people living near watersheds have the highest risk of developing the illness. Natural reservoirs were also found to have a greater affect on the development of sporadic legionellosis, a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, than previously estimated.

What’s the Problem?

December 19, 2017 – Health officials on Majorca revealed that they had determined the source of the Legionnaires’ outbreak in a statement in which they also announced the investigation was closed, according to the Daily Express.

A 70-year-old British man died in mid-October at a hospital in the island capital Palma after being diagnosed with Legionnaires’. Health officials were working to determine the source of the outbreak at the time of the man’s death in Palmanova, next to the party resort of Magaluf, with the help of a specialist lab in Madrid.

Positive samples were taken from a hotel in Palmanova where several of those diagnosed with Legionnaires’ were staying, officials said.

“From October 4 to November 16 we were informed of 27 cases of legionnaires’ disease linked to a particular area of Palmanova,” the regional health authority said in a statement. “The people affected included 26 foreign tourists who had stayed in hotels in the resort, 20 of whom were from the UK.”

The hotel closed before news of the infections were made public, after its water supply was shut down. It was not clear at the time whether the Jacuzzi belonged to the hotel that closed down or not, as health officials have not named the establishment.

Do I have a Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit?

The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Legionnaires’ disease lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

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