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Legionnaire's Disease in Canada (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec)

31 Jul 2017

There have been 8 cases of Legionnaire's Disease in the city of Trois-Rivières during July 2017, compared to the usual annual total of 1 to 8 cases. The source of the infection has not been identified and some cases remain in hospital

Advice to travellers

All travellers are potentially at risk of infection, the risk is increased in travellers with underlying medical conditions. Travelers staying in poorly maintained hotel/apartment accommodation may be at higher risk. Flushing through showers in hotels or institutions with hot water when they have not been used recently may help.

Travellers to outbreak areas should be advised to seek prompt medical advice if they develop an influenza-like illness with fever, cough or shortness of breath during their stay or up to two weeks after return home.