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Disneyland cooling towers linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Disneyland cooling towers linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
November 13, 2017

Disney shut down two cooling towers at its Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, after health officials notified the company about a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases among people who visited the park.

Prompted by an alert from the CDC, the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) said it identified 12 people who were sickened with Legionnaires’ disease in September, including nine who visited Disneyland. Another three patients — including one who died — lived or traveled in Anaheim, but did not visit the park, the department said. Patients ranged in ages from 52 to 94 years. Ten of the 12 were hospitalized.

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