U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-28-2015, 03:02 PM
 
4,170 posts, read 3,464,503 times
Reputation: 1560

Advertisements

7 New Legionnaires’ Cases in Bronx Prompt Investigation

By MARC SANTORASEPT. 28, 2015

Seven people in the Morris Park section of the Bronx have Legionnaires’ disease, officials said on Monday, spurring an investigation into the potential source.
Dr. Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said that all seven patients had underlying medical conditions and are hospitalized.
The cluster of cases was unrelated to an outbreak of the disease in July and August that claimed 12 lives and sickened more than 120 people in the South Bronx, Dr. Varma said.
That outbreak spurred a host of legislative and regulatory efforts to help prevent the disease, including a new measure requiring building owners to conduct quarterly inspections of cooling towers.

He said that inspectors had taken samples from 35 cooling towers in the neighborhood and that they were being tested for the presence of the bacteria.
“It is possible that all seven patients were infected from seven different sources,” he said.
The first patient was identified on Sept. 21, and the department has issued a health alert to medical providers advising them to look for symptoms of the disease.
Health workers have also identified facilities with populations considered vulnerable to the disease and have dispatched staff members to answer questions and remind people to seek care immediately if they have symptoms.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/ny...tion.html?_r=0

Last edited by HellUpInHarlem; 09-28-2015 at 03:14 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-28-2015, 06:44 PM
 
5,736 posts, read 5,185,684 times
Reputation: 3840
During the last outbreak it was talked about everyday then poof they stopped talking about it cause now they were going to clean water colors and everything would be fine. They just wanted to sweep the story away. But what about the 12 people who died and the many who were sick. Of course it popped up again. They really need to find a way to prevent people from getting ill from this its 2015!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2015, 10:02 PM
 
4,170 posts, read 3,464,503 times
Reputation: 1560
Quote:
Originally Posted by livingsinglenyc View Post
During the last outbreak it was talked about everyday then poof they stopped talking about it cause now they were going to clean water colors and everything would be fine. They just wanted to sweep the story away. But what about the 12 people who died and the many who were sick. Of course it popped up again. They really need to find a way to prevent people from getting ill from this its 2015!
That's right. At that time, I thought, no way in the world is Legionnaires contained that quickly. I think a government official, told the media to put a hush on it, because they want to only show people the progress of the Bronx, and they fear this will put a dampen on the boom. Notice how this second outbreak is being swept under the rug? It's not getting nowhere near the coverage it got the first time. This is no accident.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top