Legionnaires Disease

FILE - A view of residential buildings at Co-op City in the Bronx. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Decontamination Of Co-Op City Cooling Towers Underway After Legionella Bacteria Found

The New York City health department says it should take a week to 10 days to decontaminate cooling towers of a Bronx housing complex where preliminary tests found the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease.

01/14/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found In Co-Op City Cooling Towers

Preliminary results show the cooling towers of a Bronx housing complex are contaminated with Legionnaires’ disease bacteria, according to the New York City health department.

01/13/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

NYC Health Officials Investigating Spike In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

City health officials are trying to determine if a common source is to blame for a spike in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx.

01/08/2015

Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Wet Spring And Hot Summer Make Conditions Ripe For Serious Illness

The summer heat has sparked concerns that go beyond the soaring temperatures, something sickening could be lurking inside of certain air conditioners.

07/15/2013