AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has detected bacteria answerable for Legionnaires’ illness in samples from the Orono-Veazie Water District.
The company stated Friday that chlorine will likely be added to remove the bacteria.
The CDC is investigating a cluster of six Legionnaires’ illness instances in the Bangor space. At this level, it hasn’t linked any of these instances to the Orono-Veazie Water District.
Legionnaires’ illness is a extreme type of pneumonia attributable to inhaling water droplets containing the bacteria. The Legionella bacterium is frequent in streams and ponds, however it will possibly additionally unfold in buildings by way of air con programs, sizzling tubs and fountains.
The CDC stated all six people have been hospitalized and that one died, though it’s unclear if the Legionella bacterium was responsible.
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