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The primary source of Legionnaires' disease that killed three people staying at a downtown Chicago hotel this summer is believed to have been fairly innocuous: the decorative fountain in the lobby. That fountain was permanently removed from the JW...
Tribune reporterAlthough the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – an illness blamed for the deaths of three Loop hotel guests this summer – was found Thursday in three far west suburban Batavia schools, district officials assured levels were low...
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Tribune reporterA wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Thursday against Marriott International, claiming that a downtown Chicago hotel is responsible for infecting an Irish tourist with Legionnaires’ disease. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, says...
Tribune reporterA third visitor to a downtown hotel earlier this summer has died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease, city officials announced Friday. Media in Ireland are reporting that the man was a retired plumber who was in Chicago to celebrate his 40th...
Two people have died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a stay at the JW Marriott Chicago Hotel. Chicago Department of Public Health, released a statement Monday saying they have received reports of eight confirmed cases of the...
Tribune reporterTwo people have died after contracting Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak linked to a downtown Marriott hotel this summer, Chicago Department of Public Health officials said Monday. The two dead are among eight people who came down with Legionnaires'...
It's hard to overstate the fear that arrived with reports of people mysteriously falling ill and even dying after attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia during the summer of 1976. "We don't know what we're dealing with," Pennsylvania's...
Tribune reporterThree cases of Legionnaires' disease have been linked to a downtown Chicago hotel, and public health officials and the hotel are reaching out to more than 8,000 people who stayed there to warn them of possible exposure. Guests who stayed at the...
CW News ReporterA spokesman for a hotel and conference center near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport confirmed that a guest was briefly hospitalized for Legionnaire’s disease Wednesday. The water supply at the Supermedia Hotel and Conference Center near DFW...
Crack of dawn, chilly tile floor, staring at yourself in the bathroom mirror, and you're waiting, wondering when the water will get hot. If the fixture is directly over the heater it's a short delay. In a bathroom at the other end of the house you may...
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