The Vermont Health Sector has confirmed five cases of Legionnaire's disease in Franklin County place.
It includes one death case. However, the source
of the infection is still unknown.
The cases were reported between 12 to 29 august and was confined in the st. albans region.
The general risk to the people is low. People with healthy immunity does not get afflicted to the disease.
Legionnaire's disease is a kind of pneumonia that can be treated with antibiotics.
Air-conditioning units for big buildings, hot tubs, cooling misters, decorative fountains or plumbing systems are common sources of infection
Symptoms starting from 2 to 14 days include fever, cough, headache, shortness of breathe, and muscle spasms.
The disease is non contagious and does not spread from humans.
People with symptoms living or working in Franklin County are encouraged to contact a health care professional.
Those aged 50 and older have a higher risk or people smoking frequently might face severe problems with this disease.