Woman Dies After Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Atlanta

Elisha Brown, The New York Times on August 07, 2019

One of a dozen people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at or visiting a hotel in Atlanta, Ga., has died, officials said this week.

The woman, Cameo Garrett, died on July 9 from coronary artery disease, a condition that worsened after she contracted Legionnaires’ disease, Patrick L. Bailey, the director of the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Wednesday.

Ms. Garrett, 49, of Decatur, Ga., was among 12 people who contracted the disease after visiting the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel between June 12 and July 15, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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