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According to the most recent press release from the NYC Department of Health and mental Hygiene, a total of 20 sites have been identified inside and outside the “impact zone” of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that shook the South Bronx.  The following cooling towers have tested positive for Legionella bacteria within the “impact zone” of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and have since been disinfected and remediated:

  • Concourse Plaza, 198 E. 161st. St.
  • Opera House Hotel, 436 E. 149 St.
  • Lincoln Hospital, 234 E. 149th St.
  • Streamline Plastics, 2950 Park Ave.
  • Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home, 1160 Teller Ave.
  • Post Office, 558 Grand Concourse
  • Verizon, 117 E. 167th St.
  • Bronx Housing Courts, 1118 Grand Concourse
  • NYC Department of Education, 455 Southern Boulevard. Also called Samuel Gompers High School.
  • DHS PATH Intake Center, 151 East 151st Street.
  • Bronx Hall of Justice, 245 E 161ST Street

The following cooling towers more recently tested positive and, as of August 12, were in the process of being disinfected and remediated.

  • Chris’ Super Deli, 903 Sheridan Avenue
  • Pyramid Safe Haven, 470 E161st Street
  • Conway Store, 2952-4 3rd Avenue

Other cooling towers have tested positive, but are not considered to be a part of the outbreak.  These, too, will be disinfected and remediated.

  • Verizon, 1106 Hoe Ave.
  • Police Dept., 1086 Simpson St.
  • Wildcat Academy, 1201 Lafayette Ave.
  • 230 East 123rd St.
  • St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 2175 Quarry Rd.
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, 4422 3rd Avenue

To read the full press release from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, please click here.

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