Legionnaires'

Legionnaires’ disease may not make front-page news every week, but when it hits a community, it can be devastating.  Hotels with pools and hot tubs, property owners with buildings that have cooling towers or fountains—and anyone nearby can be affected. If the naturally occurring bacterium Legionella gets out of balance, it can make people very…

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Brownstone

The Claim: Three victims contracted legionnaires disease after a stay at a 62 room resort in North Carolina. Even before testing confirmed that the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease, legionella, was present in the hotel’s hot tub, the story was reported to the CDC, several news channels, and other media outlets.

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