Sep
07
2018
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Three important pieces of evidence have been revealed through the media so far about the outbreak at the Sands Resort. The owner did not have a permit for the spa, there was legionella bacteria in numerous places through out the hotel and not just the spa, and numerous people who have been associated with the hotel who have contracted the disease.  These facts are important for the following reasons. Permits are issued to make sure the spa holder complies with all regulatory requirements, e.g. the amount of chlorine in the spa. Finding legionella in two different water systems within the hotel is significant as it shows the prevalence of the bacteria in the hotel and the failure of its management to properly maintain it. Finally, someone dying from the disease, and at least 12 others contracting Legionnaires’ disease, shows just how virulent the strain is at the hotel and how much of a risk the owners placed the public under.

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