The Sheraton Atlanta hotel will remain closed through August 11 as crews find the source of the exposure. (Click Here For Details)
As of Thursday, there are six confirmed cases Legionnaires’ disease from people who recently stayed at the hotel. Channel 2 Action News first reported the cases of Legionella earlier this week.
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of lung infection that is caused by bacteria living in warm water. You get it by breathing in affected water droplets and there are many ways to be exposed.
The hotel said it is working with environmental consultants and taking water samples from the pool, hot tub, fountain and chillers to determine if any of those might be the source of the legionella.
Guests whose reservations have been canceled will receive full refunds. For reservations assistance, call 1-888-236-2427.
(Sheraton Downtown Atlanta)