Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says
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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says

A sudden outbreak of the Legionnaires’ disease has been linked to a hotel based in Atlanta. This outbreak has been stated to be largest among the recorded cases in Georgia, as stated by a local health official.

On Monday, Nancy Nydam, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Director of Communications mentioned that this outbreak was reported to have started from Sheraton Atlanta Hotel which is largest ever recorded outbreak of Legionella in Georgia.

Given the issue, at least 1 person passed away as confirmed by Nydam. At this very time, she added that there were around 12 confirmed lab cases for this disease which include one death along with 61 other probable cases. In total, there are 63 possible cases as noted on Monday.

The source for this outbreak hasn’t been identified yet. Reports also state that this outbreak affected the guests who stayed or visited this Atlanta hotel in downtown between 12th June and 15th July. Following the outbreak, the hotel has voluntarily closed and shall remain so up until the original source for Legionella has been located and eradicated completely, mentioned a local health official.

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