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NH Requiring More Legionnaires' Disease Tests at Hotel



    New Information on Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak

    A New Hampshire resort named as the source of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that caused a death says it is being unfairly targeted.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018)

    New Hampshire is requiring more tests for Legionnaires' disease at a hotel in Hampton before warning signs can be removed from the hotel lobby.

    Two days after Sands Resort owner Tom Saab called for the signs to be taken down, the state notified him in a letter that previous test samples did not meet their requirements. The Portsmouth Herald reports Saab declined to comment Tuesday about the letter.

    The state says samples came in water portions smaller than the state's required one liter and were taken too soon

    The state Department of Health and Human Services previously said the bacteria were found in the resort's water system, including the hot tub spa.

    Fourteen people were confirmed to have contracted Legionnaires' disease between July and August, including one person who died.

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