Sabato, 22 Settembre 2018
MONZA

29-year-old with pneumonia in Monza in serious condition

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Monza, September 11 - A 29-year-old man from Brescia
is in serious condition at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza
after contracting legionnaire's disease, a severe form of
pneumonia.
He is currently in intensive care and attached to an ECMO
(Extracorporal Membrane Oxigenation), a specialized type of life
support for the lungs and heart, health officials said.
The man is in serious but stable condition, the sources said.
The patient was transferred to Monza three days after he went
to the ER of the hospital in the town of Gavardo near Brescia,
on September 4.
Meanwhile Lombardy Welfare Councilor Giulio Gallera said a
mysterious spate of recent pneumonia cases in the northern area
is decreasing and "there is no reason to close schools or not to
drink tap water".
"There is no data indicating new cases", said Gallera.
A reported 235 people have gone to an ER for suspected
pneumonia, 196 were treated in hospital, including 12 cases of
legionnaire disease and two patients died, the councilor said.
One of the victims died from legionnaire's disease.
Brescia prosecutors have opened a probe into the surge of
pneumonia cases, sources said Monday.
Carabinieri NAS health officials are collecting data on
contagion patterns and are working with the local health
authority.

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