Lawsuit: Negligence caused Legionnaires’ outbreak at hotel

Lawsuit: Negligence caused Legionnaires’ outbreak at hotel

Source: https://www.advisen.com, August 12, 2019

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens.

State and county health officials are investigating the outbreak among people who stayed at or visited the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel between June 22 and July 15. There have been 12 lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one person who died, and 63 probable cases, Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said in an email Monday. Read more.

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