Legionnaires Disease

Legionella bacteria was found in a cooling tower at the Opera House Hotel in the Bronx.(Credit: CBS2)

Man Sues Opera House Hotel In The Bronx After Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease

A man who spent several days in the hospital after coming down with Legionnaires’ disease has filed a civil lawsuit against the Bronx hotel that has been identified by authorities as the source of the outbreak.

08/24/2015

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Legionella Bacteria Found In Cooling Tower In Riverside High School In Yonkers

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease were found this week at the cooling tower at Riverside High School in Yonkers, the city announced Friday.

08/21/2015

Legionella bacteria was found in a cooling tower at the Opera House Hotel in the Bronx.(Credit: CBS2)

City Officials: Opera House Hotel Cooling Tower Source Of Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The Legionella strain found at the Opera House Hotel cooling tower matched the strain found in patients, officials announced Thursday.

08/20/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs new cooling tower legislation into law on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Signs Cooling Tower Regulations Into Law In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The new law requires landlords to register, inspect and regularly clean cooling towers.

08/18/2015

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

New York OKs Statewide Rules To Fight Legionnaires’ Disease

The rules require regular testing for legionella bacteria and owners must immediately disinfect any contaminated towers.

08/17/2015

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City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The City Council is expected to vote Thursday on new regulations to force building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers as New York City’s outbreak of Legionnaires’ continues to spread.

08/13/2015

People attend a town hall meeting to discuss an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

9 New Sites Test Positive For Legionnaires’ Bacteria, Officials Say

More than 150 people packed a town hall meeting in the Bronx as city officials and doctors tried to put them at ease over the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

08/12/2015

FILE - A cooling tower (credit: CBS2)

City Council To Debate Bill To Register, Regulate NYC Cooling Towers

New York City lawmakers will start debating a bill requiring all cooling towers to be registered and routinely tested after the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/11/2015

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

Inmate At Rikers Island Diagnosed With Legionnaires’ Disease

A Rikers Island inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease this week, but the case is not believed to be related to the South Bronx epidemic.

08/11/2015

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Death Toll Rises To 12 In Legionnaires’ Outbreak In The South Bronx

New York City is taking an unprecendented preventative move after two more deaths have been linked to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

08/10/2015

A case of Legionnaires' disease was reported in Rockland County on Friday, Aug. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Says Legionnaires’ Outbreak Is Contained

The state Health Department began sending out teams to test cooling towers on Saturday.

08/09/2015

The Health Department ordered that within the next 14 days, all buildings with cooling towers that haven't been tested in the last 30 days be tested and any towers found contaminated be disinfected.  (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Team From CDC Addresses Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak; Case Also Reported In Rockland

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to be in New York City on Friday to meet with state and city officials regarding an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/07/2015

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

Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises To 10 In South Bronx; State Offers Free Building Testing

The testing will be available to all owners, operators, managers and landlords of buildings with cooling towers or evaporative condenser units until October.

08/06/2015

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NYC Officials: Death Toll In Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Rises To 8 In South Bronx

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

08/05/2015

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De Blasio: 86 Confirmed Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease In The Bronx

The mayor presented the updated figures at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital. In addition to those sickened in the outbreak, officials said seven people have died.

08/04/2015

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