Residents living at the Latimer Gardens, a Flushing NYCHA Complex were warned that Legionella, the bacteria causing Legionnaires’ disease may be on the property.
This notice from the New York Health Department comes after two residents, including one who remains hospitalized, contracted the disease over a 12-month period, according to officials.
The notifications to residents indicated that testing was being done on the water distribution system that supplies residents with their bathing and drinking water.
While you normally cannot contract legionnaires’ disease from drinking contaminated water, showering with contaminated water often leads the water to aerolize. The fine mist containing the bacteria can be inhaled causing legionella pneumonia also known as Legionnaires’ disease.
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