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According to the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced yesterday that a recent guest of the Plim Plaza Hotel had died from Legionnaires’ disease.  Media sources report that legionella bacteria was discovered in several water samples taken from the hotel last week, when Maryland’s health department announced that three guests of the Plim Plaza Hotel had been sickened with Legionnaires’ disease; the department confirmed three additional cases yesterday.

Posted by jzacher">jzacher at 11:28 am

  One Response to “Update on Legionnaires’ Disease at Plim Plaza Hotel”

  1. My wife and I checked into the Plim Plaza on Sunday Oct 2, 2011. We were given room 246. Before we even opened the door we were greeted by a strong chlorine oder. We opened the door and put our luggage in the room. I took the cart back downstairs and returned to the room. On returning my wife commented that we would not be able to stay in the room. Her eyes and throat were already burning. I went to the front desk and asked for a new room. They said that they had wiped down the walls with Chlorox. On returning from dinner on Tuesday I found a paper on the floor of our room informing us that the Hotel was bing shut down by the State because they did not have any hot water because the boiler had broken. They did relocate us to the Quality Inn on 17th St. They never told us the real reason for the location. On Wed. morning I was watching the news and saw the real reson for shutting down. Tuesday of this week they finally got around to contacting us with the real reason. If I didn’t see it on the news we could have gotten sick and would not of know the reason. Two things I would like to know, 1. When were they aware of the possible problem and 2. Was room 246 one of the rooms that the sick people were in. I feel that the Plim Plaza Management (Harrison Group) were negligent in not telling everyone when they were checking in. As for now we are still waiting to see if we are going to get sick.

    Darrell and Lois Loomis

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