Ulster County health officials have indicated that the water system in the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston, New York, was the source of the legionella bacteria that killed one resident and made another seriously ill from Legionnaires’ disease. Officials will send hot water through the system in the hopes of killing the bacteria. The system will then be tested later to see if the bacteria has been killed. Hot water systems in many facilities are often the source of the legionella bacteria because the water temperature is conducive to the bacteria’s propagation. Taking a shower or using the faucet aerosolizes the water so that the bacteria can then enter the lungs of the person, thereby acquiring Legionnaire’s disease.
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LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK in New York at Co-op City and the Opera House HotelWere you or your loved one involved in the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks of July 2015 or December 2014 in the Bronx? Jules Zacher has experience representing victims nationally and is currently representing people who contracted Legionnaires' disease at Co-op City and the Opera House Hotel.
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Jules Zacher now represents a number of individuals connected to the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the Bronx at Co-op City and Opera House Hotel.
In addition to these cases, he is also working on a number of other cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.