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6th case of Legionnaires discovered from Guest House at Graceland

The aquatic facility at Guest House at Graceland (Source: WMC Action News 5) The aquatic facility at Guest House at Graceland (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The sixth case of Legionnaires Disease has been discovered at the Guest House at Graceland.

The outbreak was first discovered in June. Health officials traced the disease back to the pool area of the hotel, which remains shut down.

At the time the outbreak was discovered, there were three known cases. That number is now up to six.

Legionnaires Disease is caused by a bacteria typically found in water. It can be contracted when someone breathes in vapor containing the bacteria.

Many people do not become ill after becoming exposed to Legionnaires, but symptoms can be similar to pneumonia, including coughing, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches, and headaches—all of which can last between two and 14 days after being exposed.

Anyone who visited Guest House at Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard between May 15 and June 26 and experienced symptoms should call 901-222-9299.

To learn more about Legionnaires Disease, visit the Shelby County Health Department's website

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