A small outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in upstate New York has health department officials searching for a possible source of bacteria. Four individuals have recently been treated for the disease. Three of them lived at the same Plattsburgh apartment complex, and the fourth lives nearby. The patients were being treated at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
The Clinton County Health Department is working with the New York State Department of Health to investigate possible sources of Legionella bacteria. Though three of the patients live in the same apartment complex, officials cautioned that the source could be aerosolized water in the area, perhaps from a cooling tower.
As of Friday October 28, all patients have been discharged and are recovering. Health officials believe that the outbreak is now over.
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Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.