USA – YMCA Hot Tub in Waco, Texas Investigated In Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

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Two people in Waco have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after using a local YMCA’s hot tub. The Waco-McClennan County Health District is investigating the Waco Family YMCA located at 6800 Harvey Rd., Waco, Texas. The hot tub is expected to be closed for the next few weeks, while the water undergoes testing for Legionella bacteria.

Rodney Martin, CEO of YMCA of Central Texas, stated, “Exposure to the Legionella bacteria may have occurred at the Waco Family YMCA.  Hot tubs specifically are a potential source and in both instances there was exposure in the hot tub area.”

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