WACO, TEXAS (ALBOENEWS) — A Fairfield Inn in Waco has been forced to notify guests of the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in their hotel, says the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.
The hotel is required to hire a consultant to help create a better water maintenance plan, as well as keep water at 140 degrees, and notify all of their guests of the risks. The hotel has reported 4 cases of the disease from the hotel, with the latest coming earlier this August.
A direct source has not been determined. Legionnaires’ is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. Symptoms include high fever, chills, cough, fatigue, muscle aches, and headaches. These usually occur 2-14 days after exposure to the bacteria. Exposure is caused by inhalation of a mist that contains the bacteria.