Legionnaires’ Cases Rising In The Bronx

71 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have now been recorded with 4 deaths since the outbreak was first documented in the South Bronx from early July. Evidence has suggested that the disease was spread from cooling towers in five Manhattan buildings as all patients infected, work or live in the same neighborhoods and not from air conditioning as was once suggested. Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control at the New York City Health Department Dr. Jay Varma explained to News12 that all five identified buildings have been decontaminated and that they will be required to submit long-term plans to protect against future legionella growth. The four reported deaths were of older patients or those with underlying health conditions but is easily treated with antibiotics.

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