Hotel not source of fatal Legionnaires' disease

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 7:44 PM

A public health official says a guest who died from Legionnaires' disease after staying at a luxury Miami hotel did not contract the disease there.

Dr. Vincent Conte said Wednesday that the EPIC Hotel was not the source of the fatal strain. The Miami-Dade County Health Department doctor would not say where the victim contracted the disease, only that there was no significant public health risk.

About 300 guests were moved from the building on Saturday. The former guest died in October and two others fell ill in November. It's not yet clear where the two others contracted the illness.