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Update on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Best Western in Albany, NY.

MSNBC is reporting that water test results released in late February show that legionella bacteria, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, is still in the Best Western Sovereign Inn in Albany, NY. Repeated tests of the water supply at the hotel have come back positive for legionella bacteria since six guests became ill with Legionnaires’ disease in late 2011.

MSNBC quotes Albany County spokeswoman Mary Rozal’s warning to the hotel, “essentially the hotel is being put on notice. You’ve tried to remediate this yourself. It hasn’t worked.”

According to MSNBC reports, the hotel is off of reservation lists of online booking sites like Expedia because of the Legionnaires’ problem and health department notices are posted on the doors of every room stating that the hotel’s water system had higher than normal levels of legionella.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

For additional information, please see the report below:

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