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DUPAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPROVES LA FITNESS TO REOPEN SPA FACILITIES

Fri January 10, 2014

Spa facilities at LA fitness in Naperville are set to re-open today, Jan. 10, 2014, after being closed by the DuPage County Health Department on October 23, 2013, due to two confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with the spa. 

LA Fitness has worked cooperatively with the DuPage County Health Department and has followed State- recommended guidelines for appropriate remediation followed by clearance testing and continued monitoring.

Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment, usually in warm water. Keeping Legionella bacteria out of water is the key to preventing infection.  Most people with Legionnaires' disease will have pneumonia since the Legionella bacteria grow and thrive in the lungs.  The two reported cases associated with the LA Fitness spa were hospitalized and subsequently recovered and discharged to home. 

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