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Legionnaires' Disease Found at Las Vegas Strip Hotel

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The Southern Nevada Health District has a warning for people who have stayed at the Polo Towers on the Las Vegas Strip, after four people who stayed there were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

The health district says the two recent cases came from visitors who stayed there in August and September. Two others were diagnosed in 2007.

Read the letter from the health district

The health district and the CDC got water samples, and preliminary tests results show the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' was in the water.

The symptoms of Legionnaires' disease are fever, chills, dry cough, muscle aches, headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.

If you have stayed at the Polo Towers in the last 14 days and develop symptoms, you will need to get a letter from the health district stating you became sick while staying at the towers.

Call (702) 759-INFO for more information.

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