Health Officials Close Pool At Gym After Legionnaires’ Found
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have ordered the pool and spa at a Long Island fitness club closed after two cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed.
Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2ihKCwX ) Thursday that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' was found at the LA Fitness club in Garden City Park. The order for the closings was issued Dec. 30.
Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that can live in water. It's not in spread person-to-person contact.
Nassau County Health Department Spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain urges anyone who recently used the club's pool or hot tub and who is experiencing a cough, fever or muscle aches to seek medical help.
Health officials say their investigation is ongoing and they can't say how many cases of Legionnaires' are linked to the fitness club.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com