A public health advisory Thursday has been issued by The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for individuals who stayed at a west St. Louis County lodge on or after October 1 after two guests examined constructively for Legionnaires’ illness. In line with the DHSS, the warning focuses on the St. Louis Marriott West on Maryville Centre Drive.
Health officials decided two people have been identified with Legionnaires’ disease in October and November they usually stayed on the resort throughout the same interval overlaying October 1. It’s believed each guest could have been available contact with an unspecified water supply throughout that point. The people with Legionnaires’ illness weren’t collectively on the resort.
“We consider the danger of Legionnaires’ illness is low. Your particular person threat could improve in case you are 50 years or older, smoke cigarettes, or have certain medical circumstances, corresponding to a weakened immune system,” the DHSS says. Folks contract the sickness by inhaling small water droplets containing the Legionella bacterium.
The supply of the legionella bacterium has not been decided. The St. Louis Marriott West has been cooperating with the DHSS to analyze the matter. To this point, exams haven’t found any proof of Legionella in samples taken from the resort. Further check outcomes are nonetheless pending.
Signs of Legionnaires’ illness are much like pneumonia: coughing, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and complications, in addition to nausea and diarrhea. Health officers have suggested anybody who stayed on the lodge round October 1 and exhibit signs to hunt quick medical consideration and have their physician conduct a urine check and procure a respiratory tradition.