Legionnaires disease outbreak in Napa County.
This led to the hospitalization or sickness of 12 people and the death of one.
Dr Karen Relucio, Public Health Officer of Napa County spoke about this on Wednesday.
3 are hospitalized and one is on a ventilator whereas 8 have recovered from it.
For the investigation of the source and to remediate, Napa county is working with the CDC and the California Department of Public Health.
Samples were taken for the same and the legionella bacteria has been found in the cooling tower of Embassy Suites Napa Valley.
The first case was detected on 11 July 2022 and is also said that none of the 12 stayed at Embassy Suites and they are residents of Napa county.
This disease doesn’t spread from human to human but is a severe form of pneumonia.