Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea.
The Health Department said a third location, the Opera House Hotel, has tested positive for the bacteria Legionella.
Since July 10, the city has identified 46 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all in the South Bronx, with two deaths, the mayor said.
Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.
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.
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.
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.
The summer heat has sparked concerns that go beyond the soaring temperatures, something sickening could be lurking inside of certain air conditioners.