ATLANTA — Three people have tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease at downtown’s Sheraton Atlanta hotel. While the Georgia Department of Public Health said it doesn’t know if the guests contract the disease while actually staying at the hotel, hotel officials have closed the facility until the exact cause can be determined.

“The health and safety of our guests is our greatest priority,” said hotel general manager Ken Peduzzi. “We are working closely with public health officials and outside experts to conduct testing to determine if Legionella is present at the hotel. As a result, out of an abundance of caution we have made the decision to close the hotel while we await the results.”

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