Legionnaires’ Disease Breaks Out in ManhattanJuly 16, 2018 |
by Zoe Greenberg
An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has sickened 11 people in Upper Manhattan, 10 of whom have been hospitalized, according to city health officials.
Eight people remained in the hospital on Thursday.
“This disease is very treatable with antibiotics,” Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, said in a statement. “I encourage anyone with symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease to seek care early.”