As of July 30th, 2019, eleven people are confirmed sick in the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, and 55 more are probable cases. The hotel has temporarily closed and will remain so until August 11. Guests have been relocated. During the temporary closure, health officials are testing the plumbing for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. The Georgia department of Health has not yet determined the source of the Legionella bacterial infection, but is testing all water-related systems in the hotel.
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Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal. It is not transmitted through person-to-person contact. People get this infection when they inhale water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria which grows best in warm water.
Hospitals, hotels and other large buildings with complex water systems are at risk for an overgrowth of Legionella and need to have good water treatment plans in place to prevent outbreaks.
Symptoms of an infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle aches. These usually develop within two to 14 days of exposure.
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