Legionnaires outbreak reported at The Guest House at Graceland

Posted by on June 30, 2017 10:07 am
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The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed there is a Legionnaires outbreak at The Guest House at Graceland hotel.

Legionnaires Disease is caused by bacteria called Legionella, usually found in water. It is contracted when people breathe in a mist or vapor containing the bacteria.

Many exposed do not become ill, but symptoms can be similar to forms of pneumonia including cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches, and headaches. Symptoms can last between two to 14 days after exposure. It is usually treated with antibiotics.

Those who visited The Guest House at Graceland between May 15 and June 26 and have experienced symptoms need to contact the Shelby County Health Department Hotline at (901) 222-9299.

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3 responses to Legionnaires outbreak reported at The Guest House at Graceland

  1. Jeanne June 30th, 2017 at 11:56 am

    While working in a hospital I had three patients. They responded well to antibiotics. Making sure that products are clean before using. This outbreak came from the ice trays.

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  2. JP in MT June 30th, 2017 at 11:26 am

    You mean that the more people we cram into this box, the more likely they are to catch something?

    I think things like this are likely to start to tick up.

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  3. Izzy June 30th, 2017 at 10:47 am

    This is the 2nd reported outbreak of this disease. The other one was in NYC and barely got a blip. Probably because it was determined to have started in a Muslim community.

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