Two guests who stayed separately at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a deadly form of pneumonia spread through contaminated water particles.
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What’s the Problem?
June 12, 2017 – After the second case of Legionnaires’ was reported last month, officials tested the building and found Legionella, the bacteria that causes the disease, in the hot water system in one of the hotel’s towers.
Mark Bergtholdt, environmental health supervisor for the district, said that the Rio has relocated guests staying in rooms serviced by the compromised water system and is using chlorine to clean it.
“The company is working closely with the Southern Nevada Health District and taking aggressive remediation actions to ensure the safety of Rio’s water,” said Jennifer Forkish, vice president of communications for Caesars Entertainment Corp., which owns the hotel. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are relocating guests from room where remediation actions are being undertaken.”
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia which can result in lung failure and even death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Symptoms typically begin 2 to 10 days after exposure and include cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, fever and headaches.
“Guests who stayed at the Rio more than two weeks ago and have not developed symptoms are not at risk for disease,” the health district said in a statement.
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