Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Vicious dawn attack in Mallorca as Brit tourist suffers serious head … – The Sun

A BRIT tourist has suffered serious head injuries after being mugged and thrown into the sea in a vicious dawn attack today.

Spanish cops have now launched a probe after two Brits, believed to be about 25, were attacked by a group of two men and three women in their 20s at 5am this morning.

 Passers-by helped to fish the injured Brit out of the water in Palma, Mallorca
Passers-by helped to fish the injured Brit out of the water in Palma, Mallorca

The victim – who was hurled into the water – was saved by onlookers after he and his friend were kicked and punched during the bid to rob them of money.

The shocking incident happened in Palma when the British holidaymakers were walking along the main promenade.

One of the group of five is said to have spotted a wallet in one of the Brit’s back pocket and attacked him whilst trying to steal it.

But the victim fought back, receiving a head wound when litter bins were ripped out and thrown at the pair.

He was then pushed into the water and a similar threat was made to the second Brit.

According to Ultimahora, there were several witnesses to the attack who described it as “very aggressive” and are helping police to identify the assailants.

Some of them are said to have recorded the incident on their mobile phones.

The attackers ran off towards the Cathedral and have not yet been found.

Passers-by pulled the British man out of the water. He was described as “very frightened” with blood pouring from his head wound.

Local residents say the security of tourists in Mallorca has to be a top priority for the local government and more money should be spent.

One said: “Attacks like this cannot be tolerated.

“If found and sent to prison, they should then be expelled from the Balearics.”


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