Disneyland source of outbreak


The south California, US iteration of Disneyland has suffered from an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease. The Anaheim-based theme park has closed two of its cooling towers in response to the outbreak.

Orange County Health Care Agency announced on 10 November that a dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection had been discovered in the area around three weeks before. Of those cases, nine had visited the theme park in September. There has been one fatal case so far, but not from someone who had visited the park.

The two water towers that have been shut down were found to have elevated levels of Legionella bacteria on 1 November and were re-opened on 5 November. However, the towers were shut down again and will remain closed till tests confirm that they are contamination free, said the park and the county health agency.

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