New cases of Legionellosis reported in the resort Hotel Diamante Beach, Calpe, Spain

Health authorities in Calpe, Spain, have reported new cases of Legionnaires Disease with links to the resort Hotel Diamante Beach that was the location for a lethal outbreak in January of this year. The number of new cases is not reported.

Transmission of legionellosis usually occurs following exposure to warm aerosolized water as the bacteria are inhaled through water droplets in water sprays or mists. Exposure can occur in or around hot tubs, showers, or from air conditioning systems in buildings with cooling towers.

Travellers who develop serious respiratory symptoms after staying at this resort should seek medical care as soon as possible.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Legionnaires' Disease.

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