Two Cases of Legionnaires Disease Linked to Albert Lea Hotel

State Health Officials are investigating cases of Legionnaires Disease linked to an Albert Lea Hotel.


Minnesota Department of Health investigators have identified two laboratory confirmed cases so far among people from unrelated groups who were at the Ramada by Wyndham, Albert Lea and spent time in the pool/hot tub area around the last weekend of June, according to a press release.


Those affected became ill between late June and early July.  One was hospitalized and has been discharged, while the other still remains hospitalized.


There are reports of additional people experiencing illnesses related to the disease and the Department of Health is continuing to investigate.


The Department of Health is advising people that if they have concerns about possible exposure, they should contact their health care provider.