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Update on Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Associated with the area of Ashworth Avenue at Hampton, NH
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Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
Publish Date:
September 4, 2018

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Town of Hampton continue to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease associated with the Ashworth Avenue area of Hampton, NH. Preliminary environmental culture results from the Sands Resort and other locations sampled during the community investigation are expected to be available in the coming days, but full culture results can take up to two weeks.

There has been one additional confirmed case since the previous update on August 31st. There are now a total of 15 confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and M Street in Hampton.

Hampton Legionella Investigation Summary Report

Number of Confirmed Illnesses Total
Illness onset dates 6/14/18 – 8/24/2018
Hospitalized 13
Deaths 1
Total 15

 

As an update on the DHHS order issued to the Sands Resort last weekend, the Sands has hired an environmental consultant to begin the process of remediating the building's water system this week. DHHS will continue to work with the management and consultant to ensure protection of the public’s health.

DHHS will provide additional updates on remediation efforts at the Sands Resort, the number of confirmed cases, and additional lab test results as more information becomes available.

For more information on the Legionella outbreak, please visit www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/legionella.htm.

 
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