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Two Legionnaires' case linked to hot tub at Florida senior facility

June 23, 2017

The Florida Health Department tracked two cases of Legionnaires' disease to a hot tub at a Clermont senior facility, according to an article on the WFTV website.
The hot tub has since been disinfected, but health department officials said people may not be out of the woods yet. 
"We are currently working on a two-to 14-day incubation period. We are urging residents that pretty much from the last day they used the hot tub, they can develop symptoms anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure," said Giselle Barreto, a government operations consultant with the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.
A third individual who showed signs of Legionnaires' disease later died, but his tests for the disease were negative.
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