Tazewell County is at an alert level for Legionnaires’ Disease due to 4 case occurrences since July 2020. As of September 9, 2020, Legionnaires’ Disease cases have increased 66% compared to the same time in 2019.
- Symptoms include loss of appetite, muscle pain, headache, fever, shortness of breath, cough, diarrhea, and general discomfort.
- Some of these symptoms are also experienced with COVID infection. Talk to your healthcare provider about any exposure to COVID that you may have.
- Different types of testing may be used to diagnose legionella, including urine testing.
- Symptoms can appear between 2 and 10 days after exposure to contaminated water.
For more information, visit CDC Legionnaires Disease Page