Health Dept.: No new Legionnaires’ cases in Co-op City

“CO-OP CITY –Residents of Co-op City’s Building 11, which was at the center of a Legionnaires’ disease scare two weeks ago, met with city health officials in the auditorium on Dreiser Loop Thursday evening.

Building 11 is actually three smaller buildings: A, B and C. They’re attached to one another and share a water supply. As News 12 has reported, three people from those buildings have contracted Legionnaires’ disease. One case was fatal.

Health Department officials informed the residents of those buildings Thursday that they found no new cases of the disease and that the risk of contracting it is very low.

Legionnaires’ is spread by water mist and is especially dangerous to the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

River Bay Corp., the property management company in charge of Building 11, last week installed a copper-silver ionization system to proactively disinfect the water supply.”


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