5 Legionnaires’ disease cases connected to Graceland hotel

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials say five people have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease in connection with an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland.

The Shelby County Health Department said last week that four people were diagnosed with the illness after staying at The Guest House at Graceland, the hotel located on the property of the tourist attraction centered on late singer Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

The department said in a news release Thursday that one more person has contracted the illness. The hotel’s pool and hot tub are temporarily closed.

People who visited the hotel between May 15 and June 26 and have symptoms should contact the department. Legionnaires’ disease has symptoms similar to pneumonia, including cough, high fever and headaches.

The hotel has said it is cooperating with health officials.

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