Thursday, July 14, 2011

Legionnaires Disease Outbreak at Vegas's Aria Hotel

The huge Aria hotel in Las Vegas is telling guests who stayed there between June 21 and July 4 that a "high level of Legionela bacteria" was found "in several of our guest rooms."

In a letter to customers who stayed there during that time, the hotel says it knows of "a few reported instances of people who visited Aria [and] were diagnosed with, treated for, and recovered from Legionnaires disease."

Here's the letter, via

Legionnaires Disease got its name from an outbreak of the disease at the old Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia during a convention of American Legion members in July of 1976. That outbreak killed 34 and caused illnesses in hundreds more.



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