Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in North Portland Apartment Remains a Mystery

Rosemont Court is an apartment in North Portland that has been in the news lately due to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has been going on in the building for six months now.

According to KGW8, residents are forced to evacuate the building as many of them are still getting sick with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia or lung infection caused by legionella bacteria, even after the building’s water system has been fixed.

However, health officials have not figured out the cause of this outbreak.

In January this year, Oregon Live reported a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a North Portland apartment complex that infected four people, wherein one of them died.

Multnomah County health officials said that over 100 residents of Rosemont Court on Dekum Street need to leave the apartment after multiple residents contracted pneumonia.

County health officials said that experts have linked the outbreak to the apartment’s water system and therefore immediately recommended cleaning the building’s water system to remove any traces of Legionella bacteria that may have caused the sickening of residents.

20 residents first left the building and followed by more as the health department recommends.

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