Legionnaires outbreak reported at The Guest House at Graceland
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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