In California Disneyland, they discovered a deadly infection - Legionnaires' disease. This is a severe form of pneumonia. It is also called uncleaned air conditioner disease.
Initially, the outbreak of the epidemic was recorded in the city of Anaheim, where a children's park is located. 30 patients turned to doctors. One person could not be saved. Later it became known that 12 infected people attended the rides. After checking the recreation area, it turned out that bacteria appeared in two refrigerated towers. Both facilities were closed and disinfected.
How to overcome an illness
The incidence of Legionnaires' disease in Southern California is on the rise. According to statistics, every tenth person dies.
Experts told MIR 24 what other bacteria can appear in air conditioners and what diseases they provoke.
“Mostly dangerous bacteria such as legionella or fungi are transmitted through air conditioners. Many people are allergic to fungi. They can cough unconsciously. Fungi cause pneumonia or fungal infection, and often an allergy to the presence of a fungus in the air. This can manifest itself in the form of bronchial asthma or skin diseases, only due to the high content of these fungi in the air,”noted allergist-immunologist Irina Yartseva.