USA – Another Manhattan Legionnaires Disease Outbreak?

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The New York City Health Department is testing the water at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43rd Street, after two building residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.  According Department of Health Commissioner Barbot, “The New York City Health Department is working with building management to test the water in your building because two tenants have been reported sick with Legionnaires’ disease within the past 12 months.”

People can contract Legionnaires’ disease by breathing in water vapor or aspirating water that has been contaminated with legionella bacteria.

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