New outbreak of legionellosis in Catalonia

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The Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has recently opened an investigation, jointly with the City Council of Llinars del Vallès to detect the origin of an outbreak of legionellosis that has been registered in the Catalan municipality. Five people, two men and three elderly women, registered the first symptoms at the end of October. The environmental and epidemiological research tasks have been initiated by the ASPCat to detect the outbreak focus and prevent more people from being infected. Among other measures, risky facilities have been inspected and water samples taken from cooling towers and other risk areas. The City Council of Llinars, for its part, has closed decorative fountains and similar elements, such as sprinkler irrigation systems or street...

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