Health Dept: 2 dead in hotel disease outbreak

Two people have died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a stay at the JW Marriott Chicago Hotel.

Chicago Department of Public Health, released a statement Monday saying they have received reports of eight confirmed cases of the disease among people who visited the hotel including two deaths linked to the disease, “suggesting that the hotel is the common exposure setting.”

The people were guests at the hotel between July 16, 2012 to August 15, 2012,  

None of the confirmed cases are individuals living in Chicago.

CDPH says in the statement there is currently no ongoing health risk at the hotel.

 CDPH continues to encourage people who stayed at the hotel between July 16 to August 15, 2012 and who are experiencing symptoms consistent with Legionnaires' disease or who have been diagnosed with pneumonia to contact their healthcare.