A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Tracey Towers in the Bronx has sickened four people. The health department is investigating the outbreak and has told residents that they can continue to drink the water.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that is not transmitted through person-to-person contact. People get this infection when they inhale water droplets that are contaminated with Legionella bacteria.
Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease are frequently associated with apartment buildings, hotels, and health care facilities because Legionella grows best in the complex plumbing systems of large buildings. Because this is a known danger, the owners and managers of these buildings are supposed to have water management plans in place to guard against an overgrowth of Legionella.
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