Two recent guests at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a deadly form of pneumonia that spreads via airborne water particles.
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Update: Legionnaires Outbreak Linked to Minnesota Hotel Spa
February 19, 2019 – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has narrowed down a cluster of at least 4 cases of Legionnaires disease to a hotel spa in northwestern Minnesota. Hotel management has temporarily closed the pool and spa pending results of the investigation.
What’s the Problem?
June 12, 2017 – The guests who developed Legionnaires’ stayed separately in March and April at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, according to CNN.
Legionella, the bacteria that causes the disease, was found in the hot-water system of one of the hotel’s towers after the second illness was reported late last month.
The Rio is disinfecting the system with chlorine and has relocated guests to rooms serviced by different water systems, according to Mark Bergtholdt, Environmental Health Supervisor for the district.
Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia that develops when people breathe water particles infected with legionella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Most healthy people who are exposed to legionella don’t get sick; however, those who do typically experience fever, cough, chills or muscle aches. Symptoms usually begin within 2 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria.
“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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