May 23, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

            Following the diagnosis of ten confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge section of the Bronx with the possibility of additional cases pending test results, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched an investigation Saturday into the possible cluster of the airborne disease. According to city health officials the first case was confirmed on May 9, 2022.

            The health department is “sampling and testing water from all cooling tower systems” in the cluster area. However, they do not currently believe the outbreak is a result of plumbing systems in the buildings within the associated Zip codes and have advised that residents are safe to use the water.

The investigation is ongoing.

To read more about the NYC Health Department Investigating Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Highbridge section, 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 Health Department Investigating Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Highbridge section was last modified: May 25th, 2022 by zacherlaw

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