Bedbugs At Local Hotel Leave Los Angeles Woman Hospitalized

LOMBARD, Ill. (CBS) — A 42-year-old Los Angeles woman will long remember her 2011 summer trip to the Chicago area, and not for happy reasons.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Carrie Brown was bitten by a bedbug during her stay at the TownePlace Suites Chicago Lombard, and the bites were so bad that she says she couldn’t walk or stand on one of her legs, the Daily Herald reported.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Brown had an estimated 50 bites, and was hospitalized for the last couple of days at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove because infections had set in, the Daily Herald reports.

Brown’s bed partner found a bedbug in the hotel bed and took a picture of it before killing it. The partner was not bitten, the newspaper reported.

Brown was in the Chicago area for a cake-decorating class, and says she missed a couple of days of it because she was in the hospital, the Daily Herald reported.

The hotel has not issued a comment.

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