College of the Canyons confirms that a faculty member has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease. The faculty member works primarily on the 3rd Floor in Seco Hall. A second faculty member may have also contracted the disease. That faculty member is awaiting test results to confirm whether or not they have been infected with the disease.
Legionnaires’ Disease is not contagious and is contracted by water that has Legionella bacteria in it, or through inhalation of the bacteria.
Legionnaires’ Disease is a more acute form of Legionellosis that causes pneumonia. Symptoms often include chills, fever, and chest pain. Symptoms could also include muscle ache, headaches, loss of appetite, and vomiting.
COC says there no reason to believe that the 1st and 2nd floors of Seco Hall would be affected including class schedules.