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Legionnaires Outbreak Linked to Minnesota Hotel

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.

February 19, 2019 – The health department said on Friday that the 4 patients experienced onset of symptoms between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27, after visiting the Crookston Inn and Convention Center, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. None of the ill were overnight guests at the hotel, but all had visited the establishment.

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What’s the problem?

Investigators are working with the hotel to determine the source of the legionella bacteria. However, preliminary evidence points to the hotel’s spa, as artificial water systems provide environments conducive to the growth and dissemination of the bacteria.

Management at the Crookston Inn has temporarily closed the spa and pool to guests. The hotel is notifying guests who visited between Jan. 14 and Feb. 13 that they may have been exposed to Legionnaires, and to watch closely for symptoms and consult a physician immediately should any appear.

Most people who are exposed to Legionella bacteria do not go on to develop full-blown Legionnaires’ disease, according to the MDH press release. People over the age of 50, cigarette smokers and those with certain medical conditions including weakened immune systems, diabetes, chronic lung disease or other chronic health conditions are at increased risk of contracting Legionnaires.

Do I Have a Legionnaires Disease Lawsuit?

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