4th person dead in Legionnaires’ outbreak tied to hot tubs at North Carolina state fair

4th person dead in Legionnaires’ outbreak tied to hot tubs at North Carolina state fair

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com, October 20, 2019
By: Doha Madani

A fourth person has died in a Legionnaires’ outbreak that’s been linked to a hot tub display at a North Carolina state fair last month.

Nearly 150 people who attended the N.C. Mountain State Fair were sickened in addition to the four fatalities, according to an update Friday from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. At least 133 people were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ while another eight were confirmed to have a milder form of the disease called Pontiac fever. Read more.

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