July 18, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Following the diagnosis of 30 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge section of the Bronx last month, the City’s Department of Health has officially closed the investigation. Four cooling towers in the Highbridge and Melrose section were found to be the source of the outbreak after they tested positive for the presence of Legionella, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease.  

In total, 30 cases were identified. 28 people were hospitalized, 24 have been discharged, and 2 have died.  

Remediation of the four cooling towers was ordered by the City’s Department of Health in early May.   

To read more NYC Department of Health Officially Closes Case on Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in the Bronx, 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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NYC Department of Health Officially Closes Investigation of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in The Bronx was last modified: July 18th, 2022 by zacherlaw

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