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Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak

Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak

Disneyland voluntarily shut down two water cooling towers in one of its backstage areas after discovering they contained high levels of the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's, according to the Orange County Register.

A dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered approximately three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency confirmed to The Associated Press.

The 12 cases range in age from 52 to 94, Good said.

The remaining three were Orange County residents who did not visit the park but lived or traveled in Anaheim. One person, who did not visit Disneyland, had "additional health issues" and died, Good said.

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The agency said there is no known ongoing risk associated with the outbreak. The outbreak was traced to the convention hotel's air conditioning system, and Legionnaire's disease has since been sourced to contaminated water or mist.

According to the health agency, on November 3 Disney reported that routine testing detected elevated levels of Legionella pneumophila in two cooling towers a month earlier, and the towers had been disinfected. It can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made water systems like showers and faucets, cooling towers, decorative fountains and water features and so on.

The towers are near the New Orleans Square Train Station, more than 100 feet away from parts of the theme park accessible to guests, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman said Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Disney took the towers out of service November 1, performed more testing and disinfection, and brought them back into service November 5.

On Tuesday, Disney took the towers down again because the health agency ordered them to verify they were free of the Legionella contamination.

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The county health agency alerted health care providers to keep an eye on anyone who visited Anaheim or Disneyland and contracted Legionnaires' disease before November 7.

Legionnaires' disease is a progressive pneumonia with a 2-10 day incubation period.

The illness can not be spread by person to person contact.

This follows a report in late October when eight cases were being investigated.

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