Last week, the Guest House at Graceland hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard shut down its pool area after three individuals were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. Now, that number has risen to five cases of Legionnaires’ disease believed to be associated with the hotel.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by exposure to Legionella bacteria which is found in water. While many individuals who are exposed to the bacteria do not become ill, those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions are more likely to experience Legionella-related illness. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease resemble that of pneumonia, and can include lethargy, fever, shortness of breath, coughing, and vomiting. Typically, symptoms arise two to fourteen days after exposure to the bacteria.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and visited the Guest House at Graceland between May 15 and June 26, 2017, the Shelby County Health Department can be reached at 901-222-9299.
If you believe you or someone you know has been diagnosed with this disease, Contact us to see what we can do to help.
Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.