Health officials say there were two other cases reported in the last year, but the two other guests recovered from the disease. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control),approximately 12,000 Americans are hospitalized yearly due to Legionnaires’ disease.
Gordon Absher, a spokesman for MGM resorts said the water temperatures were raised and purifying chemicals were added to the water in order to treat it and kill the bacteria. It was estimated that about 500 of the Las Vegas casino hotel‘s 4,400 rooms were on the contaminated water loop.
Absher also said that Legionella bacteria can be an issue for any large building and the Luxor has a water testing system in place.
“We continue to monitor our water quality regularly to ensure the safety of the water system and our guests,” he said.