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Local fitness club warns members of Legionnaires' Disease reports

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

24 Hour Fitness sent a letter to their members letting them know that the Shelby County Health Department had notified them of three individuals who received medical attention for Legionella pneumonia (also known as Legionnaires' Disease).  The letter states that the individuals who were treated used the spa and steam room during separate visits to the 1285 Ridgeway Road location.

The club is asking its members who visited that location between May 21, 2013 and June 21, 2013 to do the following:

  • "If you used the club's spa or steam room, and experienced or developed symptoms of  this illness between the above mentioned dates or within the last ten days, please seek medical attention. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches and headaches."
  • "If you used the club's spa or steam room and have been diagnosed by a physician or have been hospitalized with pneumonia, please contact Shelby County Health Department at (901) 222-9242 so that they may obtain additional information from you."

To read the entire letter click here: http://content.foxtvmedia.com/whbq/24-hr-fitness.pdf

For more information on Legionnaires' Disease click here: http://www.cdc.gov/legionella/index.html

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