Disneyland Shuts Cooling Towers Over Legionnaires

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Two cooling towers at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. have been shut down because of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ illness.

Twelve instances of the extreme lung an infection have been recognized about three weeks in the past, in line with Orange County well being officers. 9 of the sufferers visited Disneyland in September and the opposite three have been county residents, the Los Angeles Instances reported.

Ten of the sufferers have been hospitalized and one affected person “with extra well being points” died, well being officers stated.

Legionnaires’ illness is brought on by publicity to water or mist that’s contaminated with Legionella micro organism.

“On Oct. 27, we discovered from the Orange County Well being Care Company of elevated Legionnaires’ illness instances in Anaheim. We carried out a overview and discovered that two cooling towers had elevated ranges of Legionella micro organism,” Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, stated in a press release Friday, the Instances reported.

“These towers have been handled with chemical compounds that destroy the micro organism and are at present shut down,” Hymal added.

“There is no such thing as a identified ongoing threat related to this outbreak,” in line with a press release from the Orange County Well being Care Company, the Instances reported.

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