Sources with the knowledge of the matter told Daily News that bottled drinking water was being shipped in for the staff and patients at the 450-bed hospital.
"Legionnaires' disease is generally associated with bacteria found in active cooling towers", the New York City Health Department said in its warning to residents. Outbreaks have been reported there since 1985; the last major outbreak, which included 138 cases and 15 deaths, occurred in the South Bronx in the summer of 2015. Investigators eventually traced the outbreak to a hotel's cooling tower.
NYC Health + Hospitals released a statement saying the bacteria was found during required testing of their potable water supply. The health department said that 3 people have been hospitalised. Earlier this month, a person sickened by Legionnaires' disease in Manhattan died.
There are now no patients with Legionnaires' disease at the Bronx Hospital.
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Each year, around 200 to 500 cases of Legionella disease are reported in the city on an average. In coordination with the New York State Health Department, aggressive, enhanced water treatment and ongoing monitoring are already underway. In a statement to Contagion NYC Health + Hospitals officials explained the steps they are taking to ensure the health of their patients. "Safety is always our highest priority", NYC Health + Hospitals officials said. Administrators say the risk to patients and the surrounding community is very low.
Patients are also washing using packaged bath wipes while the hospital installs new water filters in their showerheads, according to the news website.
On Sunday, the state health department revealed that around 27 people have been infected with the Legionella bacteria in upper Manhattan.
People who breathe in water vapor containing Legionella can experience symptoms including fever, coughing and muscle aches.