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Hotel Atlanta was closed after 3 confirmed cases of legionnaires



ATLANTA (WSB / CNN) – Georgia's Department of Health investigates three confirmed cases of legionnaires that might have come from a hotel in Atlanta.

The Sheraton Hotel is closed for further.

Many guests complained of lung problems after the convention a few weeks ago.

Legionnaires are a type of lung infection caused by bacteria living in warm water.

People can catch the disease by inhaling bacteria.

The Sheraton released this statement Monday night: "The health and safety of our guests is our top priority, we work closely with public health officials and outside experts to conduct testing to determine whether Legionella is present at the hotel, and we have carefully decided to close the hotel while we are waiting for results, and Sheraton Atlanta is currently working on moving its guests to nearby hotels, and guests are also approaching the upcoming reservations to help guide the Guests whose booking has been canceled will receive a full refund. "

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