My daughter was diagnosed during a recent hospital stay. Could aerosol spray tanning be a source of Legionella exposure? Is it common for patients with Legionnaires’ pneumonia to have visual and auditory hallucinations?
The hospital reported her case to County Public Health. Is she responsible for notifying her employer and property manager? Both her work and residence have large water delivery systems.
She is a cigarette smoker and the most likely source is drinking water, not aerosol tanning. Hallucinations are uncommon, but they could occur.
This is the duty of the health department. While the Pittsburgh, PA Health Dept would investigate possible drinking water sources, this is rarely done elsewhere. She may inform the property manager and ask if other residents have contracted pneumonia.