UPDATE (8/12/19): The first lawsuit has been filed and health officials have confirmed 1 death and 63 “probable” cases of Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak tied to the Atlanta Sheraton Hotel. The woman who died attended an event at the hotel.
There are now 63 “probable cases,” which means they have symptoms consistent with Legionnaires’ disease.
The hotel will remain closed until at least August 15, according to the outbreak investigation from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
A spokeswoman for the health department said they are still looking for Legionella bacteria in the hotel.
Investigators will typically test pools, hot tubs, water fountains, the plumbing system, and other water sources where Legionella bacteria could be growing.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused when people breathe in Legionella bacteria on tiny droplets of water in the air, resulting in a serious bacterial lung infection (pneumonia).
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