June 2, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

            Following the diagnosis of ten confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge section of the Bronx earlier this month, city health officials have now confirmed that the number of confirmed cases is now up to 24. So far, two people have died and four are hospitalized.

            Legionnaires’ Disease is a type of pneumonia that grows in warm water. The illness can be a result of plumbing systems such as cooling towers, spas, hot tubs, and hot water tanks.

            The Health Department began a remediation process last week for four cooling towers in Highbridge that tested positive for the presence of Legionella, the bacteria that causes the serious lung infection known as Legionnaires’ Disease.

To read more about Confirmed Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Jumps to 24 in Bronx Outbreak, click here.

To read our firm’s white paper on Legionnaires’ disease and COVID-19, click here.

For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, check out the National Academies of Sciences Management of Legionella in Water Systems Report here.

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