Two members of the Gold’s Gym in Kennewick, WA, were sickened with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Benton Franklin Health District (BFHD) in a statement.
The two senior women, who are in their 70s and 80s, are recovering after being discharged from the hospital. The only commonality between the two is that they are members of the Kennewick Gold’s Gym, leading the district to investigate the facility.
The gym has temporarily closed its pool and hot tub as a precautionary measure, and gym officials are working with the BFHD to ensure that both are cleaned and sanitized before reopening. Water samples have been submitted for testing, and results are expected back within two weeks.
Members or visitors to the Kennewick Gold’s Gym who are exhibiting pneumonia- or flu-like symptoms should contact the Health District by calling 509-460-4200. They should also seek immediate medical attention.