It says public health officials are now trying to track down the source of the bacteria.
Patients can contract Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, when they breathe in small, airborne droplets of water that contain the bacteria, which can grow in a building's water system. Health officials also suggested the hotel retain documentation of guests being notified at check-in of the outbreak.
A hotel in a popular New Hampshire beach town was ordered to take "immediate steps" to address its water system after it tested positive for bacteria that may have caused a Legionnaires' outbreak that sickened 14 people and caused one death.
They can develop pneumonia, as well as symptoms like fever, fatigue, diarrhea, stomach pain and shortness of breath. Most people get better with early treatment, although they may need to be hospitalized.
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DHHS and the CDC will continue the investigation throughout the Labor Day weekend, including additional environmental testing and conducting interviews and re-interviews with the individuals who contracted the disease.
In a statement, the Department of Health says, "Both patients have risks for Legionnaires' disease and have been discharged from the hospital". It can not be passed from person to person contact and it can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria.
Officials said symptoms of Legionnaires' are similar to the common cold or flu.