Two dead, 24 diagnosed in Legionnaires cluster in the Bronx

Source: https://gothamist.com/, June 1, 2022
by: Catalina Gonella

Two people have now died from Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, health officials said Wednesday.

The city’s health department said 24 people have been diagnosed since May 3rd, and four are currently hospitalized — the latest update on the cluster of cases in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

Four cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria that causes the disease. The health department said the four towers have since been disinfected.

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