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October 11, 2019

Legionnaires Investigation

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is currently investigating the source of Legionella bacteria responsible for a cluster of cases of illness in Orillia.

"The bacteria can cause Legionnaire’s disease, medically known as Legionellosis. This is a lung disease that causes symptoms like pneumonia and can be life threatening for some people. Fortunately most people exposed to the bacteria do not become ill."

Media release:

http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/HealthUnit/About/Newsroom/NewsRelease/Details/2019/10/11/Cluster-of-Legionnaires-disease-in-Orillia-under-investigation

For more information visit the SMDHU website:

http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Legionnaires-Investigation