Three people that visited the Red Roof Inn in Danville, Illinois between October 2015 and September 2016 developed Legionnaires’ disease. Two of these people are residents of Michigan that were traveling together, while the third is a resident of northern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health collected samples from the swimming pool, spa, and a guest room at the hotel on October 5, 2016 to test for the presence of Legionella bacteria.
However, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Vermilion County Health Administrator Doug Toole announced that the 10 samples collected at the hotel all tested negative for Legionella. Toole also indicated that there have been other cases of Legionnaires’ disease throughout Illinois, such as associated with a facility in northern Illinois and a hotel in the Chicago area.
Although the Danville Red Roof Inn has been cleared as the source of Legionella in these cases, Toole advised that businesses within the area pay attention to cooking, cleaning and maintenance procedures at their facilities.
Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.