Disneyland Park Shuts down 2 Cooling Towers after an Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease

Disneyland has shut down 2 water cleaning towers last week following some visitors to Theme Park in Anaheim, California caught Legionnaires’ disease. the Orange County Health Care Agency officials told that about a dozen cases have been reported with the bacterial lung infection around three weeks ago, to those who visited the theme park at Anaheim in September.

a spokeswoman, Jessica Good from the Orange County Health Care Agency stated that all the patients do belong to a same age group of 54 to 94 years old and must have visited or lived in Anaheim, while one patient died, who never visited the place.

Jessica Good said in a statement that, “To date, no additional Legionella cases have been identified with potential exposure in Anaheim after September. There is no known ongoing risk associated with this outbreak.”

Legionella bacteria can be found sometimes in water systems that lead to Legionnaires disease, which is a severe type of severe. the disease can typically be contracted by in-taking mist through breathing, while the source of mists may be air conditioning units in hot tubs, showers or large facilities. Legionnaires’ disease is not transferable between humans.

Good added that officials from the Orange County Health Care Agency have been studying on identifying potential sources and have confirmed that the Disneyland Park is the common location identified in all eight of the cases discovered last month.

The Orange County Register also revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the main national public health center of the United States estimated that the disease has been reported in 6000 cases in 2015 nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

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