Legionnaires’ Disease In Chicago Area Traced Back To Naperville Gym

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Suburban Chicago authorities have confirmed an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and say it’s been traced to the hot tub inside a Naperville fitness center.

 

A spokesman for the DuPage County Health Department said the two men had “pretty unique” cases of the disease but that both are listed in stable condition, NBC Chicago reports.

 

The Legionella bacteria that caused the disease was eventually traced to a hot tub at the LA Fitness in the 1800 block of Freedom Drive in Naperville after an incident was reported in late October.

 

“In this case it got into the water system and somehow colonized it and that’s the concern,” Kevin Dixon, director of the county health department, told CBS Chicago.

 

 

While the hot tub has been out of commission and thoroughly cleaned and tested to ensure the disease doesn’t spread, some gym members were upset saying they weren’t informed of the outbreak.

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