Pneumonia Causing Bacteria Found In Maine Water Samples
A story on whdh.com reports that the Maine CDC says it has detected the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease in samples from the Orono-Veazie Water District.
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling water droplets containing the bacteria, and it's usually found in ponds and streams but has been found in hot tubs and in buildings by way of AC units, according to the article.
The Maine Center for Disease Control says chlorine will be added to the water to kill the bacteria.
The article reports that the CDC is investigating six Legionnaires’ disease cases around the Bangor area, however they haven't confirmed that any of those cases are connected to the Orono-Veazie Water District.