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Two People Sue Popular Dallas Spa After Contracting Legionnaire’s Disease

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King Spa is a well-known getaway in Dallas, Texas where customers can relax in hot tubs and pools, get massages and facials, eat, and even spend the night. Unfortunately, two guests are now suing the spa after they developed Legionnaire’s disease from their visit.

Dallas News writes that the two guests do not know each other, but they both visited on the same day, March 28th. One patient developed a severe cough two days after their visit, while the other experienced symptoms on the third day. Both were taken to medical centers due to the severity of their issues and were diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease.

“The lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages, alleges that the spa failed to inspect its water systems for Legionella bacteria and failed to warn customers of the presence of the bacteria,” Dallas News writes. King Spa employees assure customers that they use choline and regularly clean their pool system.

You might remember hearing more recent news about Legionnaire’s disease earlier this summer when guests at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas contracted the illness, and awareness of the disease resurfaced. According to Legionella.org, 10,000 to 18,000 people in America get the illness each year. It’s a serious condition that could be deadly, and many patients must stay in ICU while dealing with the fatigue, fever, pain, lung infection, and nausea and vomiting that comes with the disease. This form of pneumonia is found in water systems.