Hotel Guests May Have Been Exposed To Legionnaires Disease In Atlanta

Hotel Guests May Have Been Exposed To Legionnaires Disease In Atlanta

Hotel Guests May Have Been Exposed To Legionnaires Disease In Atlanta

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 13, 2019


IF YOU STILL HAVE IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR THROW IT OUT RIGHT AWAY. ALSO ON THE HEALTHWATCH A HOTEL GUEST COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO LEGIONNAIRES AND NOT KNOW IT. THIS OUTBREAK IN ATLANTA HAS LED TO A LAWSUIT JUST FILED TO I DAY. HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL HAS AN UPDATE. REPORTER: LOTS GOING ON WITH THIS THING, GUYS. LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE CAN FEEL LIKE THE FLU AND TRICKY, TO ACCURATELY DIAGNOSIS WHICH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT IS CRITICAL. WELL, INVESTIGATION ON THE NEW OUTBREAK IN ATLANTA CENTERS OR PEOPLE WHO STAYED THERE IN MID-JULY. LATEST REGION YOURS DISEASE OUTBREAK HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AT SHERATON ATLANTA, ONE PERSON DIED, A TOSS HE HE EVEN HAS TESTED POSITIVE. I COULD NOT SLEEP, DIDN’T WANT TO EAT, I WAS DELIRIOUS. REPORTER: LEGIONNAIRES IS A SEVERE FORM OF PNEUMONIA PEOPLE GET SICK INHALING WATER DROPLETS CONTAINING LEGIONELLA BACTERIA AND IT IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. THINKS ONE OF THOSE BUGS THAT LIVES OUT IN THE ENVIRONMENT AMONG US, AND ON OCCASION IT GETS INTO A MANMADE WATER SYSTEM AND CONN TAM TONIGHT IT, AND IT CAN BE VERY HARD TO GET RID OF WHEN THAT HAPPENS. REPORTER: LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED HERE IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1976, A MYSTERIOUS RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SPREAD THROUGH A LEGIONNAIRES CONVENTION THAT WAS MEETING AT BELLEVUE STRATFORD. SINCE THEN THERE HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF OUTBREAKS HERE AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE CDC SAYS ONE IN 10 LEGIONNAIRES VICTIM WILL TIE WITH THE LATEST CONTACT IS IN ATLANTA ATTORNEY CHRIS STEWART REPRESENT 40 SHERATON GUESTS WITH CONFIRMED OR PRESUMPTIVE CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES. THIS IS A MASSIVE PROBLEM NATIONWIDE. PEOPLE JUST DON’T KNOW THEY ARE SICK YET WITH LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE. REPORTER: IN A STATEMENT THE HOTEL OFFERED DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL THOSE AFFECT ADDING A THEY ARE CLEANING OF THE HOTEL’S ENTIRE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, HAS BEEN COMPLETED, INCLUDING SCRUBBING AND CHLORINATION. NOW THAT HOTEL REMAINS CLOSED, THIS OUTBREAK IS THE LARGEST, EVER RECORDED IN GEORGIA. HEALTH OFFICIALS EXAMINING WHEN PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED ARE LOOKING AT A TIME LINE THAT LASTS FOR MORE THAN A MONTH. OFFICIALS ALSO SAY THAT LEGIONNAIRES TEND TO BE IN BIG BUILDINGS WITH THAT WATER, OR AIR SYSTEM, IN THE IN PRIVATE HOMES.

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