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Aria Resort in Vegas Linked to Legionnaires' Cases

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At least six guests at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas' City Center contracted Legionnaires' disease over the past couple weeks.

Legionnaires' is a form of pneumonia that may be deadly in 5 to 30 percent of cases, says the Centers for Disease Control.

Aria sent out letters warning recent patrons on the advice of health officials. According to the L.A. Times:

Aria's letter tells guests who stayed from June 21 to July 4 that they may have been exposed to the Legionella bacteria, which spreads the disease. The hotel says water tests detected "elevated levels" of the bacteria in several guest rooms" -- a problem it says has been remedied.
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All six people who fell ill have since been treated and fully recovered. Aria advises any guests concerned about the outbreak to call (877) 326-2742.

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