A third person has died who visited the Chicago JW Marriott in mid-summer and contracted Legionnaire’s disease at the downtown hotel.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the media in Ireland have stated that a retired plumber who visited Chicago to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary has died after staying at the hotel. The father of three and his wife from Limerick visited Chicago in July to see their son who lives in the area.
The Chicago Department of Health also has reported another two cases of people who have contracted Legionnaire’s disease, bringing the total to 10. Those who have tested positive for the disease stayed at the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., between July 16 and Augugust 15. Those who have contracted the disease range in age from 49 to 82 years of age, the Chicago Department of Health has reported.
Legionnaire’s disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia, thrives in warm water.