Lawsuit: Negligence caused Legionnaires' outbreak at hotel

A lawsuit alleges "negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems" caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel
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A hotel in downtown Atlanta is reopening its doors to visitors after it closed last month so that health officials could investigate an outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease linked to the premises.
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An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday.
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Officials say a dozen guests had tested positive for the bacteria but according to an attorney, hundreds more may have been exposed
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A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The hotel evacuated all its guests on July 15 and remains closed. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Officials say a dozen guests had tested positive for the bacteria but according to an attorney, hundreds more may have been exposed
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Another 61 probable cases of the disease have been identified, according to Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health, CNN reported.
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One person has died of Legionnaires' disease after staying at a prominent Atlanta hotel, officials said.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewLegionella bacteria cause Legionnaires ’ disease (LD), a severe and potentially fatal pneumonia. Legionellosis has been increasing in the USA and in Europe. We reviewed the literature to describe host factors predisposing to LD, environmental factors facilitatingLegionella proliferation, and transmission modes leading to legionellosis cases and outbreaks.FindingsMen, smokers, and persons 50  years and older, or with chronic pulmonary or immunocompromising conditions, are at risk for LD. Stagnated water and warm water temperature promoteLegionella growth. Most legionellosis cases result f...
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TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 -- Legionnaires'disease has been diagnosed in 11 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta, and there have been another 55 probable cases, Georgia health officials say. The 11 people with confirmed Legionnaires'disease...
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The state said 11 people had contracted the disease and 55 more cases were “probable.” A Sheraton hotel linked to the outbreak has voluntarily closed for now.
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