The Simcoe Muskoka District Well being Unit is investigating the supply of a number of circumstances of Legionnaire’s Illness in Orillia.
Eight circumstances of the illness have been reported in Orillia, owing to a micro organism often called Legionella, generally present in pure freshwater environments. It may well develop into a well being concern in water techniques, based on the Well being Unit.
We’re investigating Legionairres’ circumstances in Orillia. For extra data on Legionnaires’ or the investigation go to our web site https://t.co/nx5jZggMO6 or name Well being Connection Mon to Fri eight:30am – four:30pm 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520). pic.twitter.com/Wp1VUdEYSM
— SMDHU (@SMDhealthunit) October 11, 2019
Individuals can develop the illness by inhaling aerosolized water droplets containing the Legionella micro organism, whereas it can’t be handed from individual to individual. Most individuals uncovered to the micro organism don’t develop into in poor health.
Well being investigators are specializing in the downtown space of the town. Anybody who has a fever, cough, or problem respiration ought to search rapid medical consideration.