The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has confirmed four more cases of Legionnaire’s Disease among those who attended services at a Parma church, bringing the current case count to 11, including one fatal case of the disease.
The board of health “cast a wide net” Monday to identify potential cases of legionella, and as a result of the widening of the search, they identified four additional confirmed cases among parishioners at the Saint Columbkille Parish in Parma
Legionnaires disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia. It usually spreads through water droplets in the air in things like water fountains, showers and air conditioners.
“It is not transmitted from person to person. That individual gets it and that exposure point could be any range of water misting sources,” Health Commissioner Terry Allan said.
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