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Legionnaire's Disease Tied to Fatal Outbreak

May 25, 1985|Associated Press

DETROIT — Authorities found legionnaire's disease bacteria in the air-conditioning system of a suburban Detroit hotel where at least 43 persons became ill with symptoms of the disease and one person died, officials said Friday.

The bacteria were found in a water sample taken from one of the air-conditioning units serving a banquet room at the Airport Hilton Inn in Romulus, said Bill Johnson, a spokesman for Wayne County Executive William Lucas.

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