Atlanta Hotel Closes To Investigate Possible Legionnaires' Outbreak

Jul 16, 2019

An Atlanta hotel is relocating guests after reports of possible Legionnaires' disease cases connected to the hotel.

News outlets report that the Sheraton Hotel is voluntarily closing until further notice while the health outbreak is investigated.

Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by inhaling the water-borne bacteria Legionella. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and coughing.

Health officials told news outlets they are working with the hotel to try to find the source.