Health officers stated another case of Legionnaires’ disease has been identified in a person who lately stayed at a downtown Atlanta hotel.
As of Wednesday, six individuals have confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, health officers mentioned. The common link is that they stayed on the Sheraton Atlanta, officers stated.
Tests still haven’t come back from the hotel giving any optimistic indication the bacteria is present there. However, hotel administration was not taking any probabilities on Monday when the first three cases came to light. They swiftly closed their doors, relocated 450 visitors, and worked to rebook some upcoming reservations.
Health officers praised the hotel’s immediate response, calling it the very best course in stopping further cases. State health officers and the Fulton County Board of Health are working with hotel employees to resolve the matter.
Legionnaires’ could cause flu-like signs; however, not like influenza, it may be treated with antibiotics. The most typical way to contract the disease is using a pool, hot tub, air conditioner, mist sprayer, and even the water supply itself.
The Sheraton Atlanta is likely one of the five host hotels of Dragon Con, one of Atlanta’s largest conventions, which pulls more than 80,000 guests every year. The hotel serves as the registration point for the largest multimedia pop-culture convention in the US.
On social media websites dedicated to Dragon Con, supporters have been taking the information in stride. Most believe the situation shall be resolved before the convention opens in 42 days.