RT ECP: Hospitality

February 15, 2024

Hotel warns guests not to take a shower due to Legionnaires’ concerns at building

Source: https://www.nj.com/, February 14, 2024 By: Karin Price Mueller The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel is warning guests at the check-in desk not to take showers at the hotel because of ongoing water testing after two guests last year were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a serious form of pneumonia. In a letter handed to guests when they check in, the hotel […]

January 18, 2024

New Hampshire resort hot tub suspected in fatal Legionella exposure incident

Source: https://turnto10.com, January 16, 2024 A New Hampshire resort hot tub is believed to be the source of Legionella exposure last month. Officials said it happened at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield. Read more.

August 25, 2023

Las Vegas Hotels Investigated Over Legionnaires’ Disease

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/, August 25, 2023 By: Aleks Phillips Two renowned hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are being investigated by health authorities after several guests staying at them came down with Legionnaires’ disease, a “serious” form of pneumonia caused by a bacterial infection. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) announced it was looking into how […]

July 19, 2022

Hampton Beach resort settles 17 lawsuits over Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Source: https://www.seacoastonline.com/, July 19, 2022 By: Patrick Cronin More than a dozen lawsuits filed against the Sands Resort stemming from the 2018 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Hampton Beach hotel have been settled. The outbreak took two lives and sickened dozens of people, leading to litigation. Read more.

June 16, 2022


Source: https://www.wqpmag.com/, June 15, 2022 By: Cristina Tuser The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a fifth case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikiki. According to the Hawai’i DOH, the fifth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on May 23. The individual is […]

May 31, 2022

Legionnaires’ Disease cases linked to New Jersey hotels

Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/, May 27, 2022 The New Jersey Department of Health in coordination with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Health and Human Services Department is investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease in guests who stayed at the Hilton/Hampton Inn Parsippany Hotel last year. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by breathing in Legionella bacteria. The guests visited the hotel, […]

May 9, 2022

Florida man, 65, killed ‘by faulty air conditioner’ at luxury Sandals resort in Bahamas was celebrating anniversary with wife, who was left paralyzed, couple’s devastated son reveals

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/, May 7, 2022 By: Alex Hammer A 65 year-old Florida man killed by a suspected air conditioning leak at a luxury Sandals resort was there to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife. Vincent Chiarella, from Panama in Florida, died Friday morning at Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma while on vacation with his […]

March 25, 2022

DOH probes Legionnaires’ disease cluster tied to Waikīkī hotel, alerts recent guests

Source: https://admin.mauinow.com/, March 23, 2022 The state Department of Health asked individuals who stayed at a specific Hilton hotel in Waikīkī within the last couple weeks to be on alert for a type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease, according to a press release today. DOH also asked public health agencies across the US Mainland to […]

July 16, 2021

2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Linked To Albert Lea Hotel, MDH Says

Source: https://minnesota-cbslocal-com.cdn.ampproject.org/, July 10, 2021 Minnesota health officials have traced back two cases of Legionnaires’ disease to a hotel in Albert Lea. Two people from unrelated groups were hospitalized after they spent time in the pool and hot tub area of the hotel in the last weekend of June. One person has been discharged, while […]

August 12, 2019

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel is the largest on record in Georgia

Source: https://www.msn.com, August 12, 2019 By: Jacqueline Howard, CNN An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday. One person died of the disease and 11 other cases were confirmed after stays or visits […]

January 11, 2019

New lawsuit filed against Sands Resort over Legionella outbreak

Source: https://www.seacoastonline.com, January 10, 2019 by: Max Sullivan Stephen Uliano had no idea where he contracted pneumonia this summer until he read a news story two months later about a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Hampton Beach. Now Uliano, who came to Hampton Beach with his girlfriend from New York this July, has filed the seventh […]

December 20, 2018

Hotel faces 2 new suits in outbreak of Legionnaires

Source: https://www.seacoastonline.com, December 20, 2018 By: Max Sullivan Two more people filed lawsuits against the Sands Resort, alleging the Hampton Beach hotel was the source of their catching Legionnaires’ disease this summer, claiming they breathed in bacteria released from the hotel’s vents. Randy Clark, of Brookline, Vermont, and Kurt Green, of North Andover, Massachusetts, both […]


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