The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has issued a control order against the hotel after four cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported between October 2016 and August 17, 2017.
Located in Lacy Lakeview, Texas, the hotel has reportedly performed investigations to attempt to locate the source of the bacteria since the first two cases emerged in October of 2016, and the pool was shut down in May 2017 after the third case was reported. The source has still yet to be identified. Due to growing concerns, the Health Department issued the hotel to:
• Hire a qualified consultant to assist with the development and implementation of a water maintenance plan
• Maintain water temperature at 140 degrees
• Notify all guest of the risks to Legionnaire’s Disease
If these mandates are not properly followed, the hotel could be shut down.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by exposure to Legionella bacteria, which can grow in water that is not properly maintained. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include but are not limited to cough, fever, nausea, confusion, and muscle aches.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates