Friday, July 15, 2011

Why what happens in Vegas WON'T stay in Vegas... if you get Legionnaires' disease at hotel - 15th July 2011

Guests at an exclusive Las Vegas resort could be at risk from an outbreak of the deadly Legionnaires' disease, after six cases of the illness was reported from guests who had recently stayed there.

The Aria Resort and Casino has discovered high levels of the illness' bacteria in their hotel rooms' water and are now alerting former guests that they may have been exposed.

Now guests who stayed at the Aria from June 21 to July 4 may need to be tested for the bacteria, according to a letter from Paul Berry, the hotel operations' vice president.

Water tests at that time indicated worryingly high levels of the bacteria in several guest rooms.

In the letter, Mr Berry wrote: 'Health officials have recently notified us of a few reported incidents of guests who visited Aria, were diagnosed with, treated for, and recovered form Legionnaires' disease (a form of pneumonia) caused by Legionella bacteria.' Read More