New York City Health Department Concludes Investigation Into Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster - NBC New York

New York City Health Department Concludes Investigation Into Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster

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    1 Dead, 6 Hospitalized in Legionnaires' Outbreak

    One person is dead and six were hospitalized after contracting Legionnaires' disease in the last 11 days in Lenox Hill, according to the health department. Chris Glorioso reports. (Published Friday, June 16, 2017)

    The New York City Health Department has concluded its investigation into the Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Manhattan.

    One hundred sixteen cooling towing systems were tested in Lennox Hill and 42 tested positive for Legionella DNA, officials said. Of the 42 tested, 24 tested positive for Legionella bacteria that could cause human disease.

    The Health Department ordered those cooling towers to be disinfected, officials said.

    One person died, and at least six others were hospitalized after contracting the disease. The person who died was in their 90s and had underlying health problems.

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