Legionnaires' Disease Investigation at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta
A busy hotel in downtown Atlanta is closed while health officials investigate a possible connection to Legionnaires’ disease. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, five people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta during a recent convention have become sick with Legionnaires’.
The disease is a type of lung infection that is caused by bacteria living in warm water. The Sheraton Monday night released a statement saying they are working closely with public health officials to determine whether legionella is present at the hotel.
The company also said that it is working to help guests find accommodations at other nearby hotels.