Jan
31
2012
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A guest who stayed at the Las Vegas Luxor, owned by MGM Resorts International, has recently died of Legionnaires’ disease. This is the third case of Legionnaires’ disease involving Luxor guests in 2011 reported to the Southern Nevada Health District through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national surveillance system.

Based on this report, the Health District initiated an epidemiological and environmental investigation in December 2011. The water samples tested positive for Legionella bacteria. The hotel began a remediation process including superheating and super-chlorination of the water system.

The first two cases were reported in spring 2011 and non-fatal. Following the spring 2011 report, the health district tested water samples from the hotel however, no Legionella bacteria was detected.

To date, no additional cases of disease have been reported. Updates will follow as they become available.

Jules Zacher, PC currently represents 31 plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against Aria Resort & Casino stemming from six reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease in July 2011 from guests who stayed there. Aria Resort & Casino is part of the CityCenter complex that is half-owned by MGM Resorts.

Sources:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nv-health-officials-bacteria-found-in-luxor-water-after-guest-dies-of-legionnaires-disease/2012/01/30/gIQAKchmcQ_story.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/legionnaires-disease-luxor-las-vegas-pneumonia_n_1242539.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/30/guest-who-stayed-luxor-dies-legionnaires-disease/

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/16632205/breaking-news-three-luxor-guests-diagnosed-with-legionnaires-disease

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/01/legionella-found-in-water-at-las-vegas-resort.aspx

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