Denice Williams, of Enka, was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ over a month ago and she’s still not able to work her job in construction.”I’m just tired and weak and shaking all the time. It kind of feels like you’re getting up with the flu every morning, but it’s 10 times worse,” she explained. The most common long-term effect of Legionnaires’ disease is fatigue and lack of energy for several months.
If you become infected with legionella a full recovery may not be possible. To the individual this may well mean a less than full life after infection. To the facility it means far more liability than may have been considered possible in the past.