Mayor De Blasio Says Legionnaires’ Outbreak Is Contained


bill-de-blasioNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press conference today that the Legionnaires’ disease has been contained. 

So far, the outbreak has sickened 108 people and 10 people have died in the South Bronx.

De Blasio also revealed five sites where the bacteria has been found including a Verizon facility, the Bronx Housing Court, the Bronx Hall of Justice, a soon-to-be decommissioned post office and a high school. The sites have been sampled and disinfected, the mayor said.

He vows that change is on the way in the aftermath of the deadly outbreak. No new cases have been reported.

The state Health Department began sending out teams to test cooling towers and hope to be finished by the end of the weekend.

“As revealed the potential, and I want to emphasize on the potential, the potential grand total of 161 buildings in the area of the South Bronx which is very defined,” de Blasio said. “The good news is this outbreak is clearly tapering off there is still more work to be done.” Read more at 1010 WINS NY.