According to a recent report, two gentlemen from Italy have been infected with Legionnaires’ disease at a car wash in two separate incidences.

The two individuals were exposed to contaminated water spray and while this might seem shocking, experts say that these incidences aren’t that rare.

Dr. Tom Makin, a microbiologist from the United Kingdom, explains that car washes can produce the right-sized aerosols that can be inhaled into the lungs where the Legionella bacteria can cause an infection like pneumonia.

via Deadly Legionella bacteria found to proliferate at car washes, where they can become airborne and be inhaled –

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