One person is dead and 6 were hospitalized after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in Lenox Hill, an affluent neighborhood in New York City.
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Update: Source of New York Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Identified
August 15, 2018 – A housing complex in Manhattan has been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that sickened at least 27 people in Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights, including one person who died, according to CBS New York. Officials said Legionella bacteria from the cooling tower matched strains from patients.
What’s the Problem?
June 20, 2017 – The person who died was over the age of 90 and had pre-existing health problems, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Officials said at least 4 more people were hospitalized and 2 were discharged from the hospital on Friday.
DOHMH is testing water from all cooling tower systems within a 0.3-mile radius of the affected section in Lenox Hill.
A New York police officer was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ at the 23rd Precinct in Harlem earlier this month.
Legionnaires’ disease is not contagious and is treatable with standard antibiotics used to treat pneumonia. Signs and symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
About 6,000 cases of Legionnaires’ were reported in the U.S. in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, because the disease is likely underdiagnosed, this number may underestimate the true incidence. About one out of every 10 people who develop Legionnaires’ disease will die from resulting complications.
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