NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Department of Health is trying to get to the bottom of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.
There have been 31 cases reported there since July 10, officials said. Two people with the disease have died, but it’s not clear if Legionnaires’ was the cause of death, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.READ MORE: NYPD Officers Jason Rivera, Wilbert Mora Shot In Deadly Confrontation With Suspect Lashawn McNeil In Harlem
“We are concerned about this unusual increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the South Bronx,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. “We are conducting a swift investigation to determine the source of the outbreak and prevent future cases. I urge anyone with symptoms to seek medical attention right away.”