Menu
FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM Nikos Christodoulides

FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM …

FM Ashkenazi: Israel and ...

MFA hosts virtual conference on digital diplomacy during the corona crisis

MFA hosts virtual conference on dig…

Some 150 participants wil...

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet meeting

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet …

The goal of the policy is...

Israel marks Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

Israel marks Memorial Day for the f…

Remembrance Day, Yom Hazi...

President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

President Rivlin and FM Katz host r…

President Rivlin: Althoug...

Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

Special Holy Fire ceremony held dur…

The traditional Holy Fire...

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony…

Prime Minister Benjamin N...

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Reme…

The official Opening Cere...

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on…

During the briefing, the ...

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assistance from Experienced Psychologists, Social Workers

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assis…

Confused? Under Pressure?...

Prev Next
A+ A A-
Booking.com

8 Dead in New York City Legionnaires' Outbreak

Richard Green, VOA News


The death toll from the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City now stands at eight.

New York City health officials say 97 people have been diagnosed with the bacterial disease since the outbreak was first detected last month. Ninety two people were hospitalized, and 48 have been treated and released. Authorities say the eight people who died were older adults who had previous medical problems.

The current outbreak has been traced to five cooling towers in the Bronx, which have since been decontaminated. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week that new legislation requiring inspections, sanctions and other regulations for property owners whose buildings test positive for the disease will be presented this week to prevent future outbreaks.

Legionnaires' disease is caused when water contaminated with the bacteria is inhaled into the lungs. There have been 2,400 cases nationwide this year.

The disease takes its name from its first outbreak, in 1976, at a Philadelphia hotel where a meeting of the American Legion society was taking place.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Sections

Jewish Traditions

About Us

Community

Cooperations

Follow Us