BREAKING NEWS – Las Vegas, Nevada – The Southern Nevada Health District said two guest who stayed at Caesars Palace and another who stayed at The Orleans Hotel & Casino tested positive for the disease. The infection is caused by Legionella bacterium.
The Caesars Palace customers stayed at the hotel within the last 12 months, according to SNHD. The most recent environmental testing did not detect Legionella bacteria, the department said. Steps to notify guests who may have been exposed to the illness are underway.
“This is very unusual,” stated a spokesman for the SNHD. “The only disease guests are usually concerned about, is when men want to be tested for an STD, before they leave town and return to their wives.”