LCC Cancels Classes In Building Due To Health Scare
If you're an Lansing Community College student, this is for you! The college closed down the Health and Human Services building as a precautionary measure after an employee was found with Legionnaire's Disease, this coming from WILX.
LCC at this time says they do not know where the employees infection came from at the current time, but they are working with local health department officials with the situation.
"Out of an abundance of caution we are closing the HHS building on our Downtown Campus to ensure the health of our students, faculty and staff. The building will remain closed until we are confident that there is no risk to our community,” LCC president Brent Knight stated.
If you're unfamiliar with the disease, basically, Legionnaires disease is a very serious type of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria, according to the CDC. The main causes of people getting sick is when someone would breathe in a mist or accidentally swallow water into their lungs that contained Legionella. The disease is typically not spread through general contact.
Symptoms of the disease, may include a cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches as well as headaches. According to the CDC, 1 out of every 10 that get sick with this disease, will die due to complications.