14 de jul. de 2011

July 14, 2011; Legionella Outbreak in Vegas Hotel

Submitted by briana on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 1:03pm


Six guests from Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort have reported contracting Legionnaire’s Disease since the hotel’s opening in 2009. Currently, the hotel and South Nevada Health District are contacting 18,000 guests that could have potentially come in contact with legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease.

The six guests who reported having Legionnaire’s Disease stayed at the hotel between December 2009 and April 2011. All 18,000 guests will be notified. According to MGM Resorts International the water was tested between June 21 and July 4 and elevated levels of legionella was found.

According to Gordon Absher from MGM Resorts International all guests are being notified as a sign of caution in the case that within that time period other residents came into contact with the bacteria. The six guests that did report contraction Legionnaire’s Disease have all be treated and recovered.

Absher stated that testing was done again after July 4 and no legionella was found.

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