Investigations into the epidemic continue in the city of Rzeszow in the southeast of the country.
According to the statement made by the authorities, a total of 11 people died due to the legionella bacteria.
Apart from Rzeszow, two people in the western city of Ostrow Wielkopolski, one in the eastern province of Lublin and one in the southeastern Malopolska region were also reported infected.
In the post made today from the account X of the Polish Ministry of Health, it was stated that “the source of the infection is most likely the municipal water supply and the first test results of the water samples taken on August 18 confirm this”.
In the statement made on August 25, it was recorded that 7 people died due to the bacteria.
Legionnaires’ disease, which starts with flu-like symptoms and progresses to pneumonia, can lead to respiratory and multi-organ failure and death if left untreated.
Legionella bacteria, which are generally found in man-made water systems, are mostly seen in buildings where less disinfection is done in order not to reduce efficiency, and in buildings used by many people such as hotels, dormitories and hospitals.