Tazewell County is at an alert level for Legionnaires’ Disease due to 8 case occurrences since January 2020. As of September 30, 2020, Legionnaires’ Disease cases have increased 133% compared to the same time in 2019.
Case investigation is ongoing to determine commonality of sources. At this time, 2 cases can be directly associated with the UAW Building in Pekin.
- 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 Legionnaires’ Disease, including urine antigen testing.
- Symptoms can appear between 2 and 14 days after exposure to contaminated water.