Legionella / Legionnaires Disease Exposure in Henderson, NV

 

We have unconfirmed tips that persons in Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV) may have recently been exposed to Legionella, which causes Legionnaires Disease, in November 2013.  After exposure to legionella bacteria, legionnaires’ disease usually develops within 2 to 14 days. It frequently begins with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever that may be 104 F (40 C) or higher

By the second or third day, you’ll develop other signs and symptoms that may include:

  • Cough, which may bring up mucus and sometimes blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Confusion or other mental changes

Although Legionnaires’ disease primarily affects the lungs, it occasionally can cause infections in wounds and in other parts of the body, including the heart.

A mild form of Legionnaires’ disease — known as Pontiac fever — may produce symptoms including fever, chills, headache and muscle aches. Pontiac fever doesn’t infect your lungs, and symptoms usually clear within two to five days.

 

If you have been exposed to Legionella / Legionnaires Disease, CALL MLG Injury Lawyers NOW for a free consultation.  702.485.6666

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