Legionella bacteria were discovered in the water system of the four-star Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel after three patients were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.
According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, all three patients were reported to have used the showers and bathroom of the lower floors of the Hilton Hotel. It appears that the lower floors of the hotel have a separate water system than the system associated with the hotel rooms. The Health Ministry has since urged the hotel to address the issue of the bacteria’s presence.
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