Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers Amid Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

Disneyland in Anaheim California has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people. (Erik Verduzco  Las Vegas Review Journa

The towers contained a high level of Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires' disease, and 12 people in the Anaheim area were reported sick. "We conducted a review and learned that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria", Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a statement Friday. Instead, the bacteria spreads through mist from devices like air-conditioning units or something like the park's cooling towers, which emit water vapor into the air.

Disneyland shut down two water cooling towers after health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaire's disease among people who visited the popular California theme park, authorities said.

An additional 3 people who had been to Anaheim but not Disneyland were also diagnosed with the disease, said Jessica Good, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA).

County authorities were informed by the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention three weeks ago of several cases of the disease among people who had traveled to Orange County in September. Those who were afflicted ranged in age from 52 to 94.

Orange County has had more than 55 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease this year and the number of cases has increased in recent years both in the county and nationally, according to the health care agency.

The towers at Disneyland Park have been treated with chemicals to destroy any remaining bacteria. These towers were closed down and disinfected to clear them of the disease.

Disneyland was notified about the outbreak on October 27 and stopped using the two cooling towers on November 1.

Legionnaires' disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from contaminated water sources. It shows up two to 10 days after infection and there is no vaccine to prevent it. Out of the 12 people with Legionnaires' disease, 10 were hospitalized and Good said that one of the people who had not been to Disneyland died. But if you smoke, have a weakened immune system, have a chronic lung disease, have another health condition like diabetes or cancer, or are over 50, you're more likely to become infected, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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