Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to an Atlanta hotel is now considered to be the largest ever recorded in Georgia, a state health official said. Nancy Nydam, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Public Health, said Monday that the outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel “is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia.” At least one person has died as a result, Nydam confirmed to Fox News last week. At the time, she said there were also 12 lab-confirmed cases of the disease, including the one death, and another 61 “probable cases.” There are now 63 probable cases, Nydam said Monday. — Fox News

Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to restaurants nationwide

Chick-fil-A's menu just got cheesier. Starting Monday, mac and cheese is available at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain announced. It's available as a side with lunch and dinner, as a kid's meal and in catering orders. "Mac and cheese is the quintessential comfort food, and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A,” Amanda Norris, Chick-fil-A executive director of menu and packaging, said in Monday's announcement. It's the chicken chain's first permanent side addition since 2016, the company said in a statement, and is a classic macaroni and cheese recipe with a special blend of cheddar, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. — USA Today

How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. In Wilmington, North Carolina, three dogs died after frolicking in a pond, while another succumbed after a swim in Lake Allatoona in Georgia. A common enemy likely led to the deaths of all four dogs: liver failure brought on by ingesting water contaminated with toxic blue-green algae. These pets died in the same region, but toxic algae can be found all over the United States — so dog owners throughout the nation need to be on the lookout. — CNN

Tennessee couple's video doorbell system led to capture of 'extremely dangerous' escaped inmate, authorities say

An "extremely dangerous" inmate who escaped from a Tennessee prison last week has been captured, according to authorities. Homicide suspect Curtis Watson, 44, escaped from work detail on a tractor at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee, about 50 miles northeast of Memphis, on Wednesday. The tractor was later found about a mile away from the prison. Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, police received a tip from Henning residents Harvey and Anne Taylor that they believed they had video surveillance of Watson outside their home, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch told reporters in a news conference. — ABC News

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