Legionnaires Disease

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NYC Officials: 4th Person With Legionnaires’ Disease Dies In South Bronx Outbreak

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea.

08/01/2015

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NYC Officials: Third Person With Legionnaires’ Disease In South Bronx Has Died

The Health Department said a third location, the Opera House Hotel, has tested positive for the bacteria Legionella.

07/31/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives an update on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the South Bronx on July 30, 2015. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

City Pinpoints Two Sources Of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Bronx

Since July 10, the city has identified 46 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all in the South Bronx, with two deaths, the mayor said.

07/30/2015

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett talks about Legionnaire's outbreak in the Bronx. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In South Bronx Sickens 31

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.

07/29/2015

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

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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