Chicago Hotel Investigated After 2 Guests Treated For Legionnaires Disease

The Embassy Suites hotel at 600 North State Street is under investigation by the Chicago Department of Public Health after two guests were diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease.

The guests both stayed at the hotel in August. 

“At this time, it is not known whether the Embassy Suites was the source of the bacteria that caused the two people to become sick,” officials said. “Potential exposure sites are being sampled and hotel management is cooperating fully with the investigation. There is no immediate risk to the public.”

Legionnaires' Disease is a severe form of pneumonia, caused by a bacteria and spread through water such as AC units or swimming pools. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, and headaches that develop within 2-10 days after expose.



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