August 26, 2021 zacherlaw 0 Comments

The New York City Health Department is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires disease in Central Harlem. Since August 9, 2021, 9 individuals have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. All of the sick individuals are currently hospitalized.

The Health Commissioner, Dr. Dave Chokshi, urges any individual that resides in the affected area to visit their doctor if they begin experiencing any flu-like symptoms. Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and coughing.

The cases thus far come from the zip codes 10037 and 10039. The Health Department is investigating all of the cooling towers in the surrounding areas. This story is still developing, and we will update when more information is available. [1]

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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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[1] Find local reporting on this here and here.

Read the New York City Department of Health’s press release on the possible outbreak here.

The New York City Health Department Is Investigating An Outbreak Of Legionnaires’ Disease In Central Harlem was last modified: August 25th, 2021 by zacherlaw

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