More Cases Identified In Legionnaires’ Outbreak, But There’s No Ongoing Health Threat
The outbreak is tied to two cooling towers at Disneyland.
Los Angeles Times:
Anaheim Legionnaires' Outbreak Grows; 11 Cases Linked To Disneyland Visits
The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after spending time in Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday. The victims were infected between late August and October, officials said. Two patients have died, though neither of them visited Disneyland. (Karlamangla, 11/15)
Orange County Register:
3 More Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Confirmed In Outbreak Linked To Anaheim And Disneyland
The county’s Health Officer, Dr. Eric Handler, issued an order Nov. 8 requiring Disney to take the towers out of service until the park can ensure that they are free of contamination. Jessica Good, a spokeswoman for the Health Care Agency confirmed, Wednesday, that Disney provided updated test results to the agency showing that there was no bacteria in the cooling towers after the water in them was sanitized Nov. 4. “Negative results mean that the towers do not pose a current ongoing risk for transmission of Legionella,” Good said, adding that the agency is working with Disney on procedures to bring the towers back into operation. (Bharath, 11/15)