October 22, 2021 zacherlaw 0 Comments

The Health Department in Nassau County, New York, is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in a one-mile radius of Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road. Ten cases were confirmed within the past month and one person has died. The Nassau Health Department is collecting water samples from fountains, faucets, showers, and other structures in the area to determine the source of the outbreak.

New York State has recorded 493 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in 2021. Nassau County previously experienced an outbreak about five years ago from a swimming pool at a gym facility.

To read more about the outbreak in Nassau County, 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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The Nassau Health Department Is Investigating a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak was last modified: October 22nd, 2021 by zacherlaw

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