Officials: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Graceland hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Health officials are investigating a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the hotel located at Graceland, the tourist attraction centred on the life of late singer Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Shelby County Health Department said in a news release Thursday that three people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and the pool and hot tub at The Guest House at Graceland hotel are temporarily closed. The hotel is located near the Graceland museum.

People who visited the hotel between May 15 and June 26 and have symptoms should contact the department. Legionnaires’ disease has symptoms similar to pneumonia, including cough, high fever and headaches. Symptoms can last between two and 14 days after exposure.

In a statement released by the department, the hotel says it is co-operating with health officials.

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