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.
The disease is treatable, but roughly one in 10 people who contract the disease die from it, with people over 50 with weakened immune systems or chronic lung disease most at risk.
"On Oct. 27, we learned from the Orange County Health Care Agency of increased Legionnaires' disease cases in Anaheim". One of those infected was a Disney worker.
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According to a LA Times report, Disney reported on November 3 that routine testing had detected elevated levels of Legionella in two cooling towers a month earlier, and the towers had been disinfected.
Pamela Hymel, issued a statement on the outbreak, saying that according to the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) the exposure period was between September 12th to the 27th. Those towers were chemically treated and shut down to eliminate further infection.
Hymel said that local health officials had assured them that there was no longer any risk to guests or employees of the park.
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Legionnaires disease is caused by the Legionella bacteria and can cause potentially fatal respiratory illness and pneumonia.
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after Orange County. While many people have no symptoms, it can cause serious pneumonia and prove unsafe to those with lung or immune system problems. The source of the contaminated water can be hot tubs and whirlpools on cruise ships, grocery store mist machines, cooling towers in air conditioning systems, decorative fountains, swimming pools, physical therapy equipment, water systems in hotels, hospitals and nursing homes.
Ten of the victims - who ranged in age from 52 to 94 - were hospitalized. The disease can also cause cardiac, renal and gastrointestinal involvement.
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Disneyland took the towers out of service on November 1 and told the health agency it had performed additional disinfecting and testing. Soon after, an order was issued by the health agency requiring preventing Disney from reopening the towers before health officials verified that they were free from Legionella contamination.