Two LA Fitness health clubs in Florida are being investigated following reports of at least 4 customers developing Legionnaires’ disease after exercising at the gyms.
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What’s the Problem?
June 12, 2017 – Two of the cases are linked to the LA Fitness club in MetroWest at 4792 Kirkman Road, Florida, and the other 2 were reported at 12700 S. Orange Blossom Trail, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Florida Department of Health dispatched officials to the club to take water samples on Friday, but results won’t be available for about 2 weeks. It hasn’t been determined for certain whether the patients contracted Legionnaires’ at LA Fitness, but all 4 had exercised at the facilities prior to becoming ill. Investigators are not aware of any other commonalities in the cases.
LA Fitness has sent notices to customers at the 2 locations, warning them to watch out for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease, which include headache, muscle pain, chills, and fever that may reach as high as 104 F.
Because of the potential for legionella contamination, the 2 LA Fitness health clubs are being asked to use elevated levels of chlorine in spa areas and use extra filters on showers.
News of the Florida cases follows a number of other Legionnaires’ outbreaks reported across the U.S. Legionella was found in a New York City police precinct where an officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease. Last week, the Southern Nevada Health District announced it is investigating 2 cases of Legionnaires’ in guests who stayed separately at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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