RETRACTED Legionnaires’ Disease At #InfoComm13

Maddie Cotterill

UPDATE. InfoComm Retracts InfoComm 2013 Medical Alert

Yesterday, InfoComm International was informed that a participant at their recent InfoComm 2013 trade show was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease. Fortunately, InfoComm just received news that the participant has been rediagnosed, and does not have Legionnaires’ or any other communicable disorder. Our member is being hospitalized this week, but is on the mend.

Yesterday, InfoComm International was informed that a participant at #InfoComm13 was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease. Their member is being hospitalized this week and all of those at InfoComm are hoping for a full and speedy recovery.

Upon learning this news, InfoComm immediately checked in with the Orange County Convention Center and was told that no other cases have been reported.

InfoComm also contacted the Holiday Inn Resort – Castle, where the guest lodged during the trade show, to see if additional incidents have been reported.

At this time, their have NOT been confirmation of further reports.

Most people exposed to bacteria do not become ill. However, if you attended InfoComm 2013 and are suffering from symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease, please seek immediate medical attention and mention that you may have been exposed to the Legionella bacteria. Signs of the disease can include a high fever, chills, cough, and fatigue or weakness. Some people may also suffer from muscle aches and headaches. Chest X-rays are needed to find the pneumonia caused by the bacteria, and other tests can be done to find evidence of the bacteria in the body. These symptoms usually begin two to 14 days after being exposed to the bacteria.

Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. More illness is usually found in the summer and early fall, but it can happen any time of the year.

If you attended #InfoComm13 and a medical professional diagnoses you with Legionnaires’ Disease, please have an associate contact Betsy Jaffe at InfoComm International at or at +1 571.265.8590.

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