Fourth Legionnaires' disease death reported in NC :: WRAL.com
- A fourth person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a western North Carolina fairground, state officials said Friday.
Meanwhile, officials are trying to determine how another person who visited a building at the fairgrounds in Fletcher linked to the outbreak during the Mountain State Fair contracted the disease long after the fair.
The person was in the Davis Event Center two weeks after the Mountain State Fair for a quilting show - after public health officials had cleared it for events.
Legionnaires' disease is a form of pneumonia caused by infection with the Legionella bacteria. People can get the disease when they breathe in aerosolized water that contains the bacteria, and symptoms usually begin two to 10 days after being exposed.
When the outbreak was first announced last month, state health officials said a hot tub display at the Mountain State Fair was likely the cause.
The Tennessee Department of Health has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported
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