Legionnaires’ Detected at NEMO Hotel

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Macon County Health Department, is advising recent guests of the Comfort Inn & Suites in Macon, of possible exposure to Legionnaires’ disease. DHSS determined that two individuals diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease this month had used the hot tub and/or pool at the hotel during the last full week in March. Testing of the hot tub indicated the presence of Legionella bacteria; all other test results were negative. DHSS is working to prevent more people from becoming sick by investigating and monitoring the facility to implement any needed public health safeguards. Anyone who develops symptoms of pneumonia within two weeks of staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Macon, should seek medical attention right away.