July 13, 2017 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Shelby County Health Department officials have confirmed a sixth case of Legionnaires’ disease associated with The Guest House at Graceland hotel. The aquatic facilities at the hotel located  in the 3600 block of Elvis Presley Blvd. is still temporarily closed. Officials stated that those who visited The Guest House at Graceland between May 15 and June 26 and have experienced symptoms need to contact the Shelby County Health Department Hotline at (901) 222-9299.

July 10, 2017 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Five cases of Legionnaires’ disease are believed to be associated with The Guest House at Graceland. While the hotel remains open to the public, the aquatic facilities at the hotel are currently closed. The Shelby County Health Department is working with the Tennessee Department of Health to investigate this area of the hotel as the possible source of the Legionella bacteria. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is contracted by inhaling mist or water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Not everyone who comes in contact with Legionella bacteria develops Legionnaires’ disease. Those that are more susceptible are people over the…