Monday, February 25, 2008

Legionnaires' Disease at RGH - Rochester General Hospital

(Rochester, N.Y.) -- The New York State Health Department is testing the water at Rochester General Hospital after a recent patient was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

The patient entered RGH in late January with an undisclosed condition and came down with Legionnaires’ disease at home, about a week after being admitted. The disease’s incubation period is two to ten days.... continued see link ...

Dashavu, two years go 6 patents at Strong Memorial Hospital had the same thing. Ekk! Maybe I should go back to bottled water for awhile.

Read more..."Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered at RGH"

4 comments:

dcr said...

People like to laugh at people who drink bottled water for spending so much money on water, but there are definitely some advantages. If you keep a stock of bottled water, the odds are someone will discover a bad batch of water before you drink your more recent stock, at least much sooner than a problem with the public drinking water may be found.

On the other hand, you could also bottle your own water, and store it. Then, only drink water that's a couple days old to stay behind any possible dangers.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dcr,

It's alway good to hear from you!

Bottled water has gone out of style, but as a C.N.A. who is aware of Legionnaires Disease, I'm going back to it. I work at a few facilities, and think I should be careful. We have had 2 outbreaks now in the past 2 years.

I purchase it mainly for the bottles. That way, I can fill them up at home, and carry them to work. I rather drink water from home, then to chance it at the facilities where I work.

Your right. Water gets contaminated before it is discovered. I'm just going to be extra careful, at least for now.

Deb said...

Yikes, that's scary

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Dr. Deb,

Yes it is. I feel for the patients because they can't take baths or showers. They have to be washed with a pre-moisten cloths.