Legionnaires' disease linked to Chicago hotel / Marriott Chicago Hotel

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    || Legionnaires' disease linked to Chicago hotel ||

    Interesting development here!
     
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    History is repeating itself. The first outbread of Legionnaires' disease was attributed to the Fairmont Hotel on Broad Street in Philadelphia, which later become the (Cunard) Hotel Atop the Bellvue, then the Hyatt at the Bellvue, perhaps with a Park Hyatt flag along the way. The AC system was blamed, possibly with the problem being water in the system that was allowed to stagnate, which allowed stuff to grow and be distributed throughout the hotel as droplets that people were breathing. At the time, an Ameican Legion convention was in Philly, IIRC based at the Fairmont Hotel. Some participants were vets, elderly, or had chronic health problems or compromised immunce systems, so that many hotel guests were particularly vulnerable.
     
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    Wrong hotel -- according to wicked pedia (any pun intended)

    "Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in July 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among people attending a convention of the American Legion at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia."

    BTW, I have a friend who had to relocate a major convention that was going to use that hotel and know the MD that figured out what was going on.

    DTWBOB
     
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    And people are worried about dirty sheets at Motel 6 :O
     
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    I didn't know that sheets were included at Motel 6
     
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    I would have chosen the points instead.
     

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