Wisconsin Dells’ Christmas Mountain resort tests positive for Legionnaires’


Legionnaires’ bacteria has been found in parts of the water system at the popular Christmas Mountain resort near Wisconsin Dells, WKOW reports.

The Sauk County Health Department confirmed the presence of the bacteria on Monday.

Bluegreen Communications, which owns the resort, says they’re working with the Sauk Counth Health Department to remediate the problem with “point of use” filters.

The resort must notify all guests about the bacteria, and has notified guests who have reservations on the property.

Those who are 50 and older, who smoke, have a chronic illness or weakened immune system may be at risk of contracting the disease, according to the Sauk County Health Department. Most healthy people are not at risk.

Symptoms of Legionnaires include fever, muscle aches, headache, cough, and fatigue.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

Trending Stories