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LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hotel will close for almost 1 month after the Legionella case





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.

[READ MORE: What is Legionnaires’ disease? FAQs about the severe form of pneumonia]

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.


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