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Legionnaires' outbreak reported in Las Vegas resort

July 18, 2011
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LAS VEGAS — A luxury resort on the Las Vegas strip has been linked to cases of the sometimes deadly Legionnaires'' disease, according to a press release.

Elevated levels of the bacteria Legionella, which causes the disease, were found at the Aria Resort and Casino, the release stated.

"Health officials have recently notified us of a few reported instances of guests who visited Aria, were diagnosed with, treated for and recovered from Legionnaires'' disease," said a spokesperson from the hotel.

The Southern Nevada Health District said a small number of cases of Legionnaires'' disease that may have been linked to the hotel were reported in 2009, but tests of the hotel''s water system were normal at the time, the release noted.

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