The Vermilion County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control are looking into a possible local link to three cases of Legionnaires Disease.
Legionnaires Disease attacks the lungs. It’s like getting a strong case of pneumonia. But it is not contagious, so it does not spread from person to person.
Vermilion County Public Health Administrator Douglas Toole assures people there is no need for alarm. Toole said the CDC has notified the Vermilion County Health Department that a common link found between the three cases is that all three stayed at a Danville motel between October 2015 and September of this year.
Water samples are being studied. The results of those tests are not expected to be known for about two weeks. Toole adds the motel has been very cooperative in the investigation.
Toole says the tests being conducted by the CDC and State of Illinois Public Health Department in Danville are being done merely as a precaution.