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    Disneyland closes cooling towers after some visitors hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease

    POSTED 8:03 AM, NOVEMBER 14, 2017, BY CNN WIRE

    Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

    Orange County health officials said nine people who visited the Anaheim theme park in September developed the disease.

    An additional three people who had been to Anaheim but not Disneyland got sick, said Jessica Good, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). One patient, who had not visited the park and had additional health issues, died, she said.

    The 12 patients are between ages 52 and 94, and 10 were hospitalized, she said.

    According to Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the towers were shut down after Disney was contacted by the county health care agency on October 27 about increased Legionnaires’ cases in Anaheim.

    “We conducted a review and learned that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria,” Hymel said.
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    http://fox59.com/2017/11/14/disneyla...aires-disease/
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    11 Legionnaires’ Cases Linked To Disneyland Cooling Towers

    November 16, 2017 4:13 PM
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    Eleven of the 15 people who have contracted the disease visited Disneyland in September, where investigators believed two
    cooling towers thought to be the principal source are located. The towers have since tested negative for the bacteria.

    Those who are ill range in age from 52 to 94 years old.

    Three new cases were reported Wednesday, two of which had made a recent visit to Disneyland.

    But officials are also focusing on the four patients who didn’t visit the park as they track the source of the outbreak.

    “It’s too early to point fingers at Disneyland for those four people,” said Sanjay Mohanty, a UCLA environmental engineering professor who studies water systems.
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    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/...ease-outbreak/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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