Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed on Kauai.​

The Hawaii Health Department is investigating multiple cases of Legionnaire’s disease on Kauai.

Health officials are aware of two confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease involving people who stayed at the WorldMark Kapaa Shores Resort.

Officials say the two cases stayed at the hotel in late April to early May and then returned to their homes on the mainland where they were diagnosed, treated and then recovered. DOH is in contact with the health departments in those states.

DOH was appraised of the cases in mid-May and advised the hotel at that time, and the hotel secured an environmental consultant to evaluate their water system. The hotel is taking protective measures and working with DOH to prevent any further illness.

DOH was recently notified of a possible third case that also stayed at the hotel around the same time as the two confirmed cases.

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