Legionella exposure at Duke University 5-day basketball camp in North Carolina sickens 84 after covid outbreak on campus

84 PEOPLE are under treatment after potential exposure to an unexpected outbreak of the bacteria Legionella at a basketball camp run by Duke University.

All of those potentially exposed were participants in a five day sports camp beginning August 11.

They experienced flu-like symptoms like fever, muscle fatigue, coughing, and nausea.

Environmental health specialists at the University said the outbreak likely started in a training room of the camp, and all facilities are being thoroughly cleaned.

The bacteria is not contagious or life threatening, and those infected are expected to recover without complications, according to a press release from the University.

It comes after 97 unvaccinated students and 14 staffers tested positive for the coronavirus in a single week.

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