Disneyland Shuts Down Two Cooling Towers After Visitors Sickened With Legionnaires' Disease

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Disneyland shut down two of their cooling towers after multiple cases of Legionnaires' disease was found in park visitors.

Case ages range from 52-94.

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Health agency officials say the disease is becoming more common, citing 55 reports of Legionella disease in Orange County through October 2017, compared with 53 for the entire year of 2016 and 33 in 2015.

About three weeks ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified county authorities of several cases of the disease among people who had traveled to Orange County in September. "We conducted a review and learned that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria", the statement said. The company said the towers, located in a space more than 100 feet from areas accessible to guests, were disinfected and were returned to service Sunday.

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Hymel said that local health officials had assured them that there was no longer any risk to guests or employees of the park.

The chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Pamela Hymel, said in a written statement that after learning of the Legionnaires cases, park officials ordered the cooling towers treated with chemicals to destroy the bacteria and shut them down.

The type of pneumonia was named Legionnaires' disease after an outbreak of pneumonia caused 34 deaths at a 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia in 1976. Of that total, nine had visited the park in September, and the remainder lived or traveled in Anaheim.

According to Legionella.org, "Legionnaires' disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia". It is not contagious from person to person.

Symptoms of legionellosis develop 2-10 days after exposure, and include fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, and headaches.

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