Restaurant in Móstoles, Spain, is possible source of new outbreak of Legionellosis

Health authorities have reported 25 possible case of Legionnaires Disease. Of these, 12 have been confirmed by laboratory tests. Investigation into this outbreak has implicated the Marisquería Moreno II restaurant in Móstoles that was frequented by all the ill persons.

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 frequenting this restaurant should seek medical care as soon as possible.

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