ATLANTA – The hotel is in the center of Legionnaire's disease outbreak, saying it will keep the doors closed for almost a month.
Channel 2 Action News has learned that the Sheraton Atlanta hotel will remain closed until August 11, as the crew finds the source of the exposure.
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As of Thursday, there are six confirmed cases of Legionnaire's disease from people who recently stayed at the hotel. Channel 2 Action News first reported the case of Legionella earlier this week.
Legionnaires' disease is a type of lung infection caused by bacteria living in hot water. You get it by breathing into affected water drops and there are many ways to be exposed.
We are working to learn more about the search for the source of the disease, on Channel 2 Action News starts at 16.00
The hotel says that working with environmental consultants and taking water samples from the pool, the hot tub, fountain and coolers to determine if any of these can be the source of legionella.
Guests whose bookings have been canceled will receive a full refund. For booking assistance, call 1-888-236-2427.
#NEW INFORMATION: @heratonhotels officials say their downtown Atlanta hotel will remain closed by August 11 after several people came down with Legionnaire's disease after living in the property. A live report at noon. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/y6pLHpWjEI
– Lori A Wilson (@LoriWilsonWSB) July 19, 2019
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