First lawsuit announced in Legionnaires' outbreak at Sheraton Atlanta hotel

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ATLANTA — Attorneys for one of the victims of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel said Monday they have filed the first lawsuit in connection with the outbreak on behalf of a man who contracted the disease while he was at the ...

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Lawsuit filed in Legionnaires' outbreak linked to Atlanta hotel

1 year ago by Atlanta Journal Constitution

A metro Atlanta photographer filed a lawsuit Monday against the Sheraton Atlanta, saying the hotel's “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused him and others to become ill with Legionnaires' disease. The hotel shut down ...

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Lawsuit filed in Legionnaires' outbreak linked to Atlanta hotel
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'A Massive Problem Nationwide': Hotel Guests May Have Been Exposed To Legionnaires' Disease And Not Know It

1 year ago by CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hotel guests could have been exposed to Legionnaires' disease and not even know it. The outbreak in Atlanta has led to a lawsuit that was filed Monday. Legionnaires' disease can feel like a case of the flu and it can be tricky to ...

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'A Massive Problem Nationwide': Hotel Guests May Have Been Exposed To Legionnaires' Disease And Not Know It
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What is Legionnaire's Disease?

1 year ago by CBS42.com

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Legionnaires' (LEE-juh-nares) disease is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by Legionella (LEE-juh-nell-a) bacteria. People can get sick when they breathe in mist or accidently ...

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Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel a "nationwide problem," attorney says

1 year ago by CBS News

A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The hotel evacuated all its guests on July 15 and remains closed as of press time. Public health ...

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Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel a "nationwide problem," attorney says
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Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says

1 year ago by Fox News

“You can't catch Legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. Instead, most people get Legionnaires' disease from inhaling the bacteria,” the Mayo Clinic adds, noting that older adults, those who smoke, or those with “weakened immune systems” are ...

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says
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Negligence caused a Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel, lawsuit says

1 year ago by USA TODAY

ATLANTA – 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 ...

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Negligence caused a Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel, lawsuit says
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Outbreak investigation underway after Atlanta Sheraton hotel guest dies, others sickened by Legionnaires' disease

1 year ago by Washington Post

According to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office, 49-year-old Cameo Garrett died of coronary artery disease aggravated by Legionella pneumonia after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. WSB-TV in Atlanta reported she stayed at the hotel in late ...

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Outbreak investigation underway after Atlanta Sheraton hotel guest dies, others sickened by Legionnaires' disease
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1 dead from Legionnaires' disease after staying in Atlanta hotel; 11 other confirmed cases

1 year ago by AL.com

A person has died of Legionnaires' disease traced to an Atlanta hotel, health officials said. Eleven other cases of the disease have been linked to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel with 61 probable cases identified, health officials told CNN. Those with confirmed ...

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1 dead from Legionnaires' disease after staying in Atlanta hotel; 11 other confirmed cases
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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked To Atlanta Hotel Leaves One Dead

1 year ago by HuffPost

Those impacted by the disease stayed at or visited the hotel between June 12 and July 15, officials said. The hotel closed in mid-July to address the health concern. It will remain closed until at least August 11, said the hotel's general manager, Ken Peduzzi.

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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked To Atlanta Hotel Leaves One Dead
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Woman dies from Legionnaires' disease after visiting Atlanta hotel

1 year ago by WKYT

Garrett was one of 12 confirmed cases of the disease. The state health department said the number of probable Legionnaires' cases in Georgia is 61. According to the state health department, Legionnaires' is a very serious type of pneumonia caused by ...

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Woman dies from Legionnaires' disease after visiting Atlanta hotel
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1 Dead After Contracting Legionnaires' Disease Following Stay at Atlanta Hotel

1 year ago by PEOPLE.com

Legionnaires' disease is a potentially deadly type of pneumonia that comes from the legionella bacteria. The condition does not spread from person to person — rather, people contract legionnaires' from breathing in the bacteria, often from mist and the water ...

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1 Dead After Contracting Legionnaires' Disease Following Stay at Atlanta Hotel
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Woman died from Legionnaires' disease after staying at Atlanta hotel, officials confirm

1 year ago by New York Daily News

A spokesman for the DeKalb County medical examiners' office confirmed to the Daily News that Garrett died of coronary artery atherosclerosis aggravated by legionella pneumonia, an underlying condition exacerbated by the Legionnaires' disease.

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Woman died from Legionnaires' disease after staying at Atlanta hotel, officials confirm
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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Atlanta leaves 1 dead

1 year ago by New York Post

A Legionnaires' outbreak in Atlanta has killed one woman and potentially infected dozens. The onset of the bacterial disease, which can kill one in 10 people sickened with it, is believed to have originated at a Sheraton hotel in Atlanta during a July ...

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Atlanta leaves 1 dead
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Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel leaves 1 dead, state health officials say

1 year ago by Fox News

“There are 12 lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease, including one death, and 61 probable cases,” as of Wednesday, she added. The source of the outbreak, which affected guests who visited or stayed at the downtown Atlanta hotel between June 12 ...

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel leaves 1 dead, state health officials say
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Legionnaires' outbreak shuts down Atlanta hotel and prompts probe

1 year ago by Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nydam said epidemiologists are reaching out to individuals who stayed at the hotel and may be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Those symptoms include a cough, fever and muscle aches. Legionnaires' disease can also be associated with other ...

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Legionnaires' outbreak shuts down Atlanta hotel and prompts probe
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Multiple cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Atlanta hotel

1 year ago by New York Daily News

Legionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal form of noncontagious pneumonia is spread by a bacterium that has infiltrated human-made water systems like shower heads, pools and fountains. An estimated 10,000 to 18,000 people contract Legionnaires' in the ...

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Multiple cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Atlanta hotel
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Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after 5 guests test positive for Legionnaires' disease

1 year ago by Atlanta Journal Constitution

Five people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta on Courtland Street tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, which is contracted by breathing in mist or swallowing water containing bacteria. Public health officials have not yet confirmed if the guests ...

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Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after 5 guests test positive for Legionnaires' disease
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Legionnaires' Disease: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1 year ago by Heavy.com

An Atlanta hotel has shut down because of a breakout of Legionnaires' disease. The disease, which is a rare type of pneumonia, caused Atlanta's downtown Sheraton to close its doors so officials can run tests on the hotel. According to WSB-TV, three ...

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Is Legionnaires' Disease Contagious? Here's What to Know About the Outbreak in Atlanta

1 year ago by Health.com

The bacterial strain responsible for 90% of Legionnaires' cases lives in whirlpool spas, hot water tanks, cooling towers, ornamental fountains, and large air conditioning systems. The summer months often bring clusters of Legionnaires' disease cases.

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Is Legionnaires' Disease Contagious? Here's What to Know About the Outbreak in Atlanta
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What is Legionnaires' disease? FAQs about the severe form of pneumonia

1 year ago by WSB Atlanta

According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Legionnaires' is a severe form of lung infection (or pneumonia) caused by thin, microscopic Legionella bacteria, which naturally exist in freshwater but can grow in man-made settings ...

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Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after 3 guests test positive for Legionnaires' disease

1 year ago by Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta on Courtland Street tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, which is contracted by breathing in mist or swallowing water containing bacteria. Public health officials have not yet confirmed if the guests ...

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Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after 3 guests test positive for Legionnaires' disease
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Atlanta hotel closed after 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease

1 year ago by WVLT.TV

ATLANTA (WSB/CNN) – The Georgia Department of Health is investigating three confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease that may have come from a downtown Atlanta hotel. The Sheraton hotel has been closed until further notice. A number of guests ...

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Atlanta hotel closed after 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease
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3 cases of Legionnaires' disease follow stay at Atlanta hotel

1 year ago by WPLG Local 10

(CNN) - Three guests who stayed at a prominent downtown Atlanta hotel have become sick with Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the hotel on Monday, officials said. "Based on epidemiological evidence we have an outbreak among people ...

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3 cases of Legionnaires' disease follow stay at Atlanta hotel
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3 cases of Legionnaires' disease follow visits to downtown Atlanta hotel

1 year ago by CNN

"Based on epidemiological evidence we have an outbreak among people who stayed at the [Sheraton Atlanta] during the same time period," said Nancy Nydam, director of communications at Georgia Department of Public Health, on Tuesday. Legionnaires' is ...

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3 cases of Legionnaires' disease follow visits to downtown Atlanta hotel