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Epic Hotel closed for health inspection

December 15, 2009 11:12AM

The Epic Hotel, a luxury Miami downtown tower, has been closed while Miami-Dade officials inspect it for bacteria linked to the cause of Legionnaire’s Disease. Three recent guests were diagnosed with the disease, one of whom died. The hotel is closed because water system must be disinfected, officials said, and an investigation into the hotel’s new water filtration system is pending. Miami-Dade officials advised recent guests to call their doctors and the health department, while they assured area residents that the city’s water supply is safe. [Miami Herald]