Hospital cooling tower among sources of Legionnaire’s disease in South Bronx

SOUTH BRONX — Amid an “unusual” outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx, health officials have identified two sources of the illness and are testing at least 10 more sites to pinpoint where the infection is coming from.

Cooling towers at Lincoln Hospital and Concourse Plaza have been fingered as sources of Legionnaire’s and are being decontaminated, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a Thursday afternoon news conference. That process includes treating the water with a disinfectant and continuously flushing the system with fresh, clean water…more: