Minnesota health officials are investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The hotel has temporarily closed the spa and pool area to hotel guests.
How is Legionnaires’ Disease Transmitted?
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that develops when people inhale water vapor that is contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not transmitted through person-to-person contact.
Legionella bacteria occur in nature but thrive in complex water systems found in hotels, commercial buildings and cruise ships. “Because water systems at hotels are susceptible to Legionella contamination they should implement water management plans that protect their guests,” said Brendan Flaherty, a Legionnaires’ disease attorney with Pritzker Hageman.
Legionnaires’ Disease at Crookston Inn
None of the four people who are part of the is outbreak stayed overnight at the hotel. But all for spent time there before they became ill between January 22, 2019 and January 27, 2019. Minnesota health officials say it’s possible that there are other cases and urge anyone who visited the hotel between January 14, 2019 and February 13, 2019 who is experiencing pneumonia symptoms to get evaluated for Legionnaires’ disease.
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The Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ Disease Team has successfully represented clients nationwide and recently recovered a $3 million wrongful death settlement for the family of a woman who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel. To contact them use the form below or call them toll-free at 1(888) 377-8900.