NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases was recently diagnosed in the South Bronx, and city officials on Wednesday were investigating the water distribution system in one public housing development.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the cluster of four Legionnaires’ cases was recently discovered in the Melrose Houses development. The department, along with the New York City Housing Authority, tested the water distribution systems in the buildings.
The water in the building at 681 Courtlandt Ave. tested positive for legionella bacteria, the department said. Two other buildings, at 304 E. 156th St. and 700 Morris Ave., tested negative and results were pending late Wednesday for five others.