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Memphis motel closed due to Legionnaires’ disease reopens today

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis motel at the center of a Legionnaires' outbreak will reopen Wednesday.

There have been seven confirmed cases of people who stayed at the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 2979 Millbranch.

The Shelby County Health Department said there are also 19 probable cases and five suspected cases.

No source has been identified at the motel.

The owners of the motel have reportedly worked with the health department and will continue to do so.

If you stayed at the motel between July 1, 2016 and Sep. 22, 2016 and have experienced any of the signs or symptoms of legionellosis should contact the SCHD Investigation Hotline at (901) 222-9299.

Symptoms of legionellosis can be similar to forms of pneumonia including cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches and headaches which can last between two and 14 days after exposure.

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to treat the symptoms