Kennett High School – Closed Due to Legionnaires

Kennett High School a Chester County school in Pennsylvania has been closed temporarily. Bacteria that can cause Legionnaires disease was found in this schools water supply. This bacteria was found in a boiler room.

This school contracted with a company to revove this bacteria. Also, they shut off all showers and spigot where this bacteria was found. No reported cases of Legionnaires has been found. Legionella occurs in nature in low levels.

Legionnaires is a form of pneumonia. Legionnaires is contracted by breathing in water vapor. Symptoms of this bacteria are:

* Cough
* Short breath
* High fever
* Muscles aching
* Headaches

This school will be closed for at least two weeks. Test results for this bacteria can take up to two weeks.

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