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The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is upon us.

Long weekends typically call for extended trips away from home.  One particularly popular destination for weekends such as these is Las Vegas, Nevada; this is especially true for many Californians.


Multiple Las Vegas hotels, in recent years, have been associated with Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks which affected many unsuspecting visitors.  When traveling, it is important to be mindful of health safety and pay attention to any symptoms of illness following a trip or vacation.

Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when breathing in water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria.  This can occur through showers, pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, water misters, etc.  Legionnaires’ disease is not, however, contagious and cannot be transmitted from person-to-person.

To read more about Legionnaires’ disease in Las Vegas, please see:

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak strikes Las Vegas hotel, CDC officials confirm

Guest who stayed at Luxor dies of Legionnaires disease


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