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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:02 AM

Third person dies from Legionnaires’ at Chicago hotel


from the Sun-Times:


A third person has died from the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak linked to a downtown hotel — and the hotel’s main fountain has been identified as the source of the disease.

The fountain in the lobby of the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., was removed from the hotel and identified as the primary source, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Secondary sources were found — including the pool and locker rooms — but they “remain disabled or inaccessible to the public,” the health department said, adding officials believe there is no further risk of illness at the hotel.

The department has confirmed 10 cases of the illness and now three deaths. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.suntimes.com/14856619-761/third-person-dies-from-legionnaires-at-loop-hotel.html



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