Legionaries Disease and me

My wonderful friend Linda post on Facebook about Legionaries Disease in Las Vegas on my FB page.

Essentially the found the bacteria in the water supply of The Rio, of course that is where we are staying.

Bacteria causing a sometimes deadly type of pneumonia were found in the water system of the famed Las Vegas Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

The Southern Nevada Health District announced Friday two separate guests who stayed at the hotel at different times in March and April contracted Legionnaires’ disease, which is caused by the Legionella bacteria.

After the two cases were reported, officials took a water sample, which showed Legionella existed throughout the facility’s water system.

Just to hammer it down.

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Philadelphia hotel in 1976 killed 29 people attending an American Legion event.

This is so funny because I was raised by an agoraphobic and going anywhere was terrifying.  I didn’t go to the library until I was seventeen because it was two miles away.  My mother would roll over in her grave if she thought I was going.

So, looking at it logically.  Las Vegas gets three and a half million visitors a month and two people got sick in two months.  We should be ok.

It would be a great poker story if I won the Main Event and then died of Legionaries.

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