In the US, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its final report into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred 6 – 15 Sept. 2019.
This outbreak caused 136 confirmed cases of the disease, with four fatalities.
This outbreak was surely predictable and preventable, there are countless examples of hot tubs / spas / etc. filled with water in retail display setting often during trade shows causing Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, some examples:
1999 – Trade Show Display, Kappellen, Belgium
1999 – Retail display at Flower show, Netherlands https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11749746/
2002 – Retail Display, Bagshot, Surry
2012 – Retail display, Stoke on Trent, UK https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22995431
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