Spring Hill Suites guests in Altamonte Springs warned of Legionnaires' Disease

 The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is sending letters to all guests who stayed at the Spring Hill Suites off of State Road 436 in Altamonte Springs over the last eight months.  

It's alerting them to the three confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease health officials connected to the hotel, one in September and two in April.  

The health department said Legionnaires' is caused by bacteria that can be found in pools, hot tubs, large plumbing systems and air conditioning systems in large buildings.  Symptoms are similar to pneumonia: cough, high fever, vomiting, as well as head and muscle aches.

It is not spread from person to person and is treatable with antibiotics.   

"Is there still a worry of people staying there now that they could become ill?" FOX 35 asked Dr.Swannie Jett who heads up Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.

"No the hotel has remediated everything at this point," said Dr. Jett.  

He said the hotel was "remediated" last week.      

A spokesperson from Spring Hill Suites released a statement saying they were notified of the Legionnaires' issue on May 26 and "though all subsequent tests of possible sources within the hotel have come back negative, the safety and security of our guests and employees is of utmost importance."



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