Legionella outbreak in Scotland

Apr 1, 2011 | healthmap | Outbreak News

One individual has been hospitalized with Legionnaire's disease and over 100 guests and staff of a four-star hotel in Dundee, Scotland have reported flu-like symptoms. Pontiac fever and Legionnaire’s disease are both caused by Legionella bacteria, but Pontiac fever is milder while Legionnaire’s can be deadly.  Many of those reporting flu-like symptoms may have Pontiac fever.  Outbreak investigators found Legionella in the hotel’s club.  In February, an outbreak of Legionella reportedly originated at the Playboy mansion.  

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