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Hotel closes to investigate possible Legionnaire's outbreak

An Atlanta hotel closed after three confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: WSB/CNN)
An Atlanta hotel closed after three confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease. (Source: WSB/CNN)
Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 3:52 AM CDT
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An Atlanta hotel relocated guests after reports of possible Legionnaire's disease cases connected to the hotel.

News outlets report the Sheraton Hotel is voluntarily closing until further notice while the health outbreak is investigated.

Legionnaire's disease is a type of pneumonia caused by inhaling the water-borne bacteria Legionella. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and coughing.

Health officials told news outlets they're working with the hotel to try to find the source.

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The Sheraton Atlanta is a popular host hotel for the annual Dragon Con convention, which takes place Labor Day weekend. 

A Dragon Con representative told 11Alive, “The safety of our fans is the first priority for Dragon Con. We are currently working with Sheraton management to understand the situation, the solutions, and the timeframes involved.”