The latest major outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Washington Heights has become deadly, city health officials said Wednesday.
For the second time this month, an officer at an East Harlem stationhouse has come down with Legionnaires’ disease, according to police.
The Health Department announced today that the investigation of the second Lower Washington Heights Legionnaires’ disease cluster is over.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot’s statement from acting Health Commissioner on the Legionnaires’ Disease in Washington Heights, New York:
Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement demanding immediate testing of all NYCHA buildings throughout New York City after eight newly reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease.
The Health Department is currently investigating a second community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Lower Washington Heights.