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CITY AND COUNTRY (KMOV.com) – Water from a West County hotel has tested positive for Legionnaire's disease in a preliminary non-cultured test, says health officials. The preliminary test results are associated with two cases of the disease Missouri health officials issue concerns about St. Louis Marriott West Hotel in town and country, located near I-64 and Highway 141. Two people the authorities say are not linked to each other have been diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in recent months. Both stayed at the hotel. Preliminary, non-cultivated tests made on water for drinking, showers and in the cooling tower came back positively, health officials said on Wednesday. Officials have conducted cultivated tests at the hotel but are still waiting for the results. Officials do not know if the hotel was the source of the bacteria. If you have developed symptoms of pneumonia within two weeks of staying at the hotel, you must seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of the disease are cough, chills, muscle pain, headache and high fever. The disease is contracted by breathing into contaminated water droplets.

CITY AND COUNTRY (KMOV.com) – Water from a West County hotel has tested positive for Legionnaire’s disease in a preliminary non-cultured test, says health officials.

The preliminary test results are associated with two cases of the disease

Missouri health officials issue concerns about St. Louis Marriott West Hotel in town and country, located near I-64 and Highway 141.

Two people the authorities say are not linked to each other have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease in recent months. Both stayed at the hotel.

Preliminary, non-cultivated tests made on water for drinking, showers and in the cooling tower came back positively, health officials said on Wednesday.

Officials have conducted cultivated tests at the hotel but are still waiting for the results.

Officials do not know if the hotel was the source of the bacteria.

If you have developed symptoms of pneumonia within two weeks of staying at the hotel, you must seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of the disease are cough, chills, muscle pain, headache and high fever. The disease is contracted by breathing into contaminated water droplets.

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