A case of Legionnaire’s Disease was recently confirmed in Tampa, FL, according a local news report. The individual that contracted the disease was an employee at a local heath clinic.
The article, short on details, said “Health officials have not released much information about the person for privacy reasons…”
This is the unfortunate, and yet common approach to cases of legionnaires disease. While providing personal information about the individual isn’t necessary, the appropriate approach to a confirmed case of Legionnaire’s disease is to alert the public, aggressively diagnose the source, and disinfect the location of the legionella case.