New Hampshire luxury resort linked to 2 Legionnaires' cases, DPHS investigating. (Part-2)

As stated in an interview with USA TODAY, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is "fiercely committed to the well-being" of its visitors.

"The state confirmed they cannot be certain where these individuals contracted their infection, and we are working closely with the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and New Hampshire Department of Environmental services to determine if the two individuals were affected as a result of visiting the property in Fall of 2023," according to the release.

"Our stringent and consistent protocols to ensure the utmost health and safety of our guests and employees while we await test results recently conducted to confirm the potential source," the resort stated, adding that they will continue to adhere to these measures.

Approximately 163 miles separate Boston and the Mountain View Grand Resort, whereas Concord is only 96 miles away.

Across the United States, lead water pipes continue to be a health concern. Eliminating them entirely is a goal of the EPA.

Similar to COVID-19 and other respiratory disorders like the flu, legionnaires' disease is a kind of pneumonia. Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle aches, headache, and other symptoms might appear anywhere from two days to fourteen days after exposure.

The most common way for humans to get infected is via breathing in contaminated water aerosols. Legionella infections typically don't happen very often, but when they do, it's usually because people have been exposed to contaminated shared water sources in big buildings like hotels, hospitals, or apartment complexes.

The DPHS reports that the risk of Legionnaires' disease is higher in those over the age of 50, notably smokers, and in people with compromised immune systems, chronic lung illness, and other long-term health issues. Only medical testing can confirm a diagnosis of Legionnaires' illness. Legionnaires' disease is a severe sickness, although it can be treated with antibiotics.

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