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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, August 2, 2019

Atlanta's Sheraton voluntarily closed July 15, 2019, and remains closed after a Legionella outbreak. MARRIOTT.COM
Officials Suspect 55 Cases Of Legionnaire's Disease In Atlanta; Confirm 11

The Sheraton Atlanta hotel remains closed two weeks after officials discovered an outbreak of Legionella. As of Monday, 11 people have lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaire's disease, officials said.

Another 55 cases are considered probable, Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said. While there have been six deaths so far in 2019 from Legionella infection, there are no reported deaths related to the Legionella outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel, Nydam said.

"Probable cases are people who had illness consistent with Legionnaires’ disease, including pneumonia diagnosed by a clinician or chest X-ray, but without laboratory confirmation," Nydam said. "The number of probable cases can change based on additional testing and lab results."

Read more from GPB's Ellen Eldridge here.

Dr. Beverly Tatum pictured with her book, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" LA'RAVEN TAYLOR/GPB
'Can We Talk About Race?' Psychologist, Author Has Tips On How To Discuss Racism In America

The causes and effects of racial isolation, assimilation and how we talk about race is the life work of Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Her 1997 book, Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, established her as an authority on the psychology of racism. She was later named ninth president of Spelman College.

After leaving that post and 20 years after the book’s original publication, Tatum revised it to reflect the nation’s education reality.

She joined On Second Thought to have a conversation about race.

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Augusta University Medical Center PHIL JONES / AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY
Counseling The Counselors Who Treat Emergency Responders

When people get hurt or are victims of violence, they often get not only medical attention, but counseling, too. That is to help with mental trauma. 

Often overlooked is the trauma felt by those who help victims. So, where do emergency response personnel turn for help?

Read more from GPB's Drew Dawson here.

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