NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Seven cooling towers in the area of Morris Park in the Bronx have tested positive for Legionella bacteria, city health officials announced on Tuesday.
This as more cases of Legionnaires’ Disease have been confirmed in the newest outbreak to hit the borough.
There are now 10 cases linked to a cluster in Morris Park. That’s up from seven when the cluster was announced on Monday.
The city said all of the cooling towers that tested positive were cleaned under the Aug. 6 mandate that was issued in response to a deadly outbreak in the South Bronx.
“Any where that we have water and it’s warm, it’s possible to find Legionnaires’,” New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said on a town hall-style conference call Tuesday evening.
All seven locations have been ordered to begin cleaning and disinfection, health officials said.