Riverside County health officials investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Coachella Valley

Riverside University Health System-Public Health is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and some surrounding communities stretching back months.Health officials are aware of 20 confirmed cases of which 14 individuals were hospitalized. Two deaths were reported: one resident of Riverside County and the other a visitor to the area.The cases were reported to Public Health between the Fall of 2021 and early 2022. Public Health is coordinating investigative activities with the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The source of the illness and extent of spread has not been determined, but health officials said it was important for the public to be aware of the outbreak.“This is a contin
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