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NYC: Legionnaires' Cases Reported In Upper Manhattan

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  • NYC: Legionnaires' Cases Reported In Upper Manhattan


    Community Meeting Thursday Night For Legionnaires’ Cluster In Upper Manhattan
    July 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm
    Filed Under:Legionnaires Disease, Local TV, New York City Health Department

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Legionnaires’ cluster in upper Manhattan is leaving residents concerned.

    The New York City Health Department confirmed Wednesday it was investigating a community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in parts of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.

    The department says eight people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past week. All but one of the patients was hospitalized, and two of the hospitalized patients has already been discharged, according to the department.

    Health officials are searching for the source of contamination and fear there could be even more cases...

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    Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Manhattan Grows to 16 Cases: Health Officials
    Published at 5:43 PM EDT on Jul 13, 2018 | Updated at 11:16 PM EDT on Jul 14, 2018

    City officials are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Manhattan
    There are now 16 cases in the cluster, and at least 7 of them are in the hospital, health officials say
    Individuals can get the disease breathe in water vapor that contains the bacteria Legionella

    A cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases in one Manhattan neighborhood has grown to 16 cases, New York City health officials say.

    Seven people were in the hospital as a result of the Legionnaires' cluster in lower Washington Heights and northern Hamilton Heights as of Friday, the city Health Department said. There are no deaths associated with the cluster.

    "The Health Department is actively investigating these cases and sampled and tested water from all cooling tower systems in the area of the cluster to determine whether they have the type of Legionella bacteria that make people sick," the Health Department said in a statement...


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      1 Dead as Legionnaires' Outbreak in Manhattan Grows to 18 Cases: NYC Health Department
      Published 2 hours ago

      New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one Manhattan neighborhood.

      The city Health Department said Tuesday that seven people remain hospitalized due to the outbreak in the lower Washington Heights area.

      Health officials say they have inspected 20 cooling towers and ordered several building owners to increase their use of biocides to kill the bacteria associated with the disease...