A woman has died and two other people were hospitalized and since released after contracting Legionnaires’ in Co Op City

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Woman Dies, 2 Others Sickened From Legionnaires’ Disease In Co-Op City

April 25, 2018 - 4:54 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- One woman has died after three cases of Legionnaires' disease popped up in the Bronx.

The woman was in her 80s.

The investigation is centering on some buildings in Co-Op City.

Legionnaires' disease has been a problem in Co-Op City before. The current cases are believed to be clustered in the Carver Loop.

Tenants received a letter explaining that three cases were discovered.

1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck reports, tenants have been told to avoid hot water, and breathing in vapor especially if they are 65 and older or if they are children.

Residents who knew about the cases said the city is on top of it and await additional testing in the coming days.

Dee Hall, 36, told 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria that she had Legionnaires' last year. She believes she was exposed to the bacteria at work.

"To know that somebody else has gotten it within this year kind of makes me afraid. You never know who's susceptible, there are a lot of elderly people here," she said.

Hall said it took her a month to recover. She said the disease turned into pneumonia, and she lost 25 pounds.