- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have ordered the pool and spa at a Long Island fitness club closed after two cases of Legionnaires’ disease were confirmed.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2ihKCwX ) Thursday that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ was found at the LA Fitness club in Garden City Park. The order for the closings was issued Dec. 30.

Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that can live in water. It’s not in spread person-to-person contact.

Nassau County Health Department Spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain urges anyone who recently used the club’s pool or hot tub and who is experiencing a cough, fever or muscle aches to seek medical help.

Health officials say their investigation is ongoing and they can’t say how many cases of Legionnaires’ are linked to the fitness club.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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