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    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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      Reports and analysis of the day's national and...
      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...


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        Fatal Washington Heights Legionnaires' Outbreak Up To 22 Cases
        City health officials confirmed additional cases in the Washington Heights Legionnaires' Disease outbreak.
        By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff | Jul 23, 2018 2:29 pm ET

        WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — More cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been reported in a fatal outbreak in upper Manhattan, according to reports.

        The Legionnaires' cluster has sickened 22 people, killing one, in an area vaguely defined as "lower Washington Heights," city officials told New York 1. Most of the people who have fallen ill, including the one fatal case, are older than 50 years old, according to the report...


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          Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak Traced To Harlem High-Rise: City
          The city Health Department said it has contained a deadly Legionnaires' Disease outbreak and traced the source to a Sugar Hill development.
          By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff | Aug 14, 2018 3:51 pm ET | Updated Aug 14, 2018 3:54 pm ET

          HARLEM, NY — A Legionnaires' Disease outbreak that sickened dozens of people in Harlem and Washington Heights, killing one, is under control and officials have identified its source, the city Health Department announced Tuesday.

          The city hasn't seen any additional cases of Legionnaires' Disease in three weeks and has decided to close its investigation of the outbreak, Health Department Commissioner Mary Basset said Tuesday. After testing cooling towers in the area of the outbreak, the strain of Legionella bacteria that sickened 27 people matched a strain found in the cooling tower of the Sugar Hill Project, a high-rise building on St. Nicholas Avenue near West 155th Street.

          The Sugar Hill Project cleaned and disinfected its cooling tower on July 13 in compliance with the city, officials said...