Thursday, August 3, 2017

Legionnaire's disease found at Flushing buildings

From NBC:

Two residents of an apartment building in Flushing were hospitalized after they contracted Legionnaires' disease, and one of them is still being treated as the city tests the building’s water supply, health officials said.

The residents with Legionnaires’ disease were diagnosed 10 months apart over the past year, according to officials, who said one of them has been discharged and the other is recovering at a hospital.

“The Health Department is currently investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Latimer Gardens that occurred within the same building over a year period,” the New York City Health Department said in a statement Tuesday.

Until results of the building's water tests are available, and out of an abundance of caution, NYCHA is installing a copper silver ionization system to disinfect the water, officials said.


(sarc) said...

This is what is called "a statistical anomaly".

"Two residents ... hospitalized"

Later in the story you come to find the two incidents occurred close to a year apart and no one has died.

Great shocking headline to create panic and fear,

And of course sell newspapers and "clicks"...

Anonymous said...

SARS disease is next!

Anonymous said...

All of that peasant spitting on its sidewalks do not promote sanitary conditions.

Anonymous said...

Flushing's real estate bubble is about to burst. Overpriced and overcrowded will reach its end soon. Financial pundits are already predicting a collapse in our economy similar to the 2008 debacle.