Orange County Health Official Testifies That Disneyland Cooling Tower Was Likely Source Of All Legionnaires’ Cases
In the face of fines, Disneyland has disputed that its towers were responsible for the outbreak last year, saying that the source has never been "scientifically determined."
Los Angeles Times:
Disneyland Cooling Tower Was Likely Source Of All 22 Legionnaires' Cases, Official Testifies
A cooling tower at Disneyland was the likely source for all 22 cases in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last year near the theme park, an Orange County health official testified Tuesday. Most of those who fell ill visited the park in the fall of 2017. Disneyland has denied it was the source, pointing to three infected people who had been in Anaheim but not at Disneyland. One of them died. (Karlamangla, 12/4)
Disneyland Cooling Towers Shut Down After Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease
There haven’t been any new cases linked to Anaheim since September, the agency said. “There is no known ongoing risk associated with this outbreak,” the agency said. Legionnaires’ disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from contaminated water sources. While many people have no symptoms, it can cause serious pneumonia and prove dangerous to those with lung or immune system problems. (12/4)