State: Legionnaires disease most likely came from hot water

Officials say the Legionnaires disease bacteria found in the Cortina Inn in Mendon most likely originated in the hotel’s water tank. Three cases of Legionnaires disease reported over the last six months were traced back to the hotel. All have recovered.

Morning Newscast: April 4, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont’s Senators say homeowners in their state can use some help; the Vermont Senate wants the state Attorney General to investigate whether oil companies are fixing prices and gouging customers;  a Mendon hotel has been shut down by the state after tests confirmed it as the source for a case of Legionnaires’ disease;  and a worldwide shortage in hops, a key ingredient in beer, is hitting home in Vermont.