Located at 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee, The Guest House at Graceland is believed to be responsible for three individuals becoming ill with Legionnaires’ disease. The hotel, managed by Pyramid Hotel Group, just opened this past October, and has temporarily closed its hot tub and pool facilities since the reported illnesses.
The Shelby County Health Department is currently investigating to identify the source of the outbreak at The Guest House, with hopes to prevent additional illnesses from occurring. Legionnaires’ disease symptoms can appear similar to pneumonia and include coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and muscle aches, and symptoms typically appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.
The Shelby County Health Department encourages anyone who visited The Guest House at Graceland between May 15 and June 26 and experienced symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease to please call the Shelby County Health Department Hotline at (901) 222-9299.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.