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Deaths Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Chicago Hotel
The infection control and indoor air quality experts at EC2 help identify the deadly microbial organism responsible for the Legionnaires’ disease.
Legionnaires' disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease in the U.S. However, many infections are not diagnosed or reported, so this number may be higher. More illness is usually found in the summer and early fall, but it can happen any time of year.”
Legionnaires' disease can have symptoms like many other forms of pneumonia, so it can be hard to diagnose at first. Signs of the disease can include a high fever, chills, and a cough. Some people may also suffer from muscle aches and headaches.
Ed Chambers, President of EC2, Inc., is one of the leading Legionella experts in the Midwest. When asked about the recent outbreak he reported the following, “Legionnaires’
EC2 has sponsored an educational video about Legionella and Legionnaires’
To learn more about Legionella, indoor air quality (IAQ) or other environmental issues, please visit http://www.4ec2inc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 703-9000.
About EC2, Inc.
EC2 is a leading provider of environmental consulting and inspection services for clients across the United States. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides their services to clients ranging from local companies and institutions to international Fortune 500 Corporations.