9 de out. de 2011

Three Plim Plaza Hotel guests hospitalized for legionellosis

Three people who were guests at the Plim Plaza Hotel in Ocean City, MD were hospitalized for legionellosis a week after staying at the hotel according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Worcester County Health Department.

DHMH health officials said in a news release Wednesday that all three individuals were hospitalized, but none died. It is not confirmed that the guests acquired the illness at the hotel, and the investigation is ongoing.

Hotel management have relocated current guests and closed the hotel.

As of Wednesday the investigation has shown that water samples from the hotel are being cultured at the Maryland State Health lab. Preliminary reports suggest the presence of Legionella bacteria in hotel water, however final culture results are not expected until the end of next week, at the earliest.

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