It is estimated some 18,000 people contract Legionnaire’s Disease every year in the United States, according to a recent story in the Chicago Sun-Times. Click here to read article.
Three people have died in Chicago in the last few weeks and 10 more people in Canada since mid-July from exposure to the deadly legionella bacterium. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tries to identify the source of the bacteria in the U.S. and notify anyone who may be exposed. They are working with those involved in the recent deadly outbreak at the JW Marriott in downtown Chicago.
Fox News report five things you should know about Legionnaire’s disease, and the story provides some basic tips. Click here to read.
The CDC also provides information on its website. The public can call the CDC at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636). Those who believe they have been infected by the potentially deadly bacterium can call a public health hotline during the week: 312-746-4835. If the victim believes he or she needs to consult a personal injury attorney about their legal rights, call Clifford Law Offices at 312-899-9090 for information.