Cooling tower mist causes outbreak

Cooling tower mist causes outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in South Bronx, NYC
Ten deaths and a total of 108 cases have been reported. The city is testing cooling towers, and has required cooling towers to be disinfected and maintenance plans for cooling towers to be submitted soon. The state is now offering free testing across the state for private buildings with cooling towers or evaporative coolers.

NYC Health Alert   July 29, 2015

NY Times article Missing the warnings  August 7, 2015
NYC fact sheet and update on the city's response   August 8, 2015

 

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