Thursday, August 2, 2012

Legionnaire's disease at LaGuardia CC

From NBC:

Two employees at LaGuardia Community College in Queens have contracted Legionnaires' disease as a result of legionella bacteria in the hot water system, health officials say.

The legionella exists in Building C at the school in Long Island City. Staff members learned in a school email Wednesday that two employees there have contracted Legionnaires in the past year.

The plan is to clean and chlorinate the hot water system, while the building remains open for business. CUNY says hospitals and other buildings have done that many times.


Anonymous said...

Who's drinking hot water from the tap??

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

Who's drinking hot water from the tap??"

You wash your face with contaminated water. You wash you hands with contaminated water and touch your mouth. Running contaminated water puts bacteria into the air you breath. You don't have to drink it to get sick.