Legionnaires’ disease broke out in a city in southern Israel
Israeli media reports on the 13th, in the past two weeks, seven residents of Dimona, a city in the Negev desert in southern Israel, were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease (also known as Legionella Pandemic)
and three of them were seriously ill.
According to a local doctor, “It is not yet possible to determine whether there has been contact between the seven patients. There is no doubt that more cases will appear.
This is an external infection, which is usually caused by bacteria as people breathe.
Polluted air broke out.
We have urged health officials to speed up investigations to find out the root cause of the disease.”
Dimona city government officials said that they have started an extensive epidemiological investigation to find the source of the disease, which is expected to take several days time.
Legionnaires’ disease is a clinical syndrome caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella. It was named after the outbreak of an epidemic in 1976 when the Veterans Congress was held in Philadelphia.
Pathogens mainly come from soil and sewage, spread by the air, and invade from the respiratory tract. The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include severe pandemic, diarrhea, fever, and muscle aches.