Legionella Bacteria Found in Queens Hospital, Officials Say

WHAT TO KNOW
  • Legionella bacteria was found at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, officials announced Friday.
  • It is unclear if there are any cases Legionnaires’ disease in connection to the discovered bacteria.
  • Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella, which tends to grow in warm water.

Legionella bacteria was found at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, the hospital announced Friday.

Hospital workers detected the presence of the bacteria — which causes Legionnaires’ disease —in a portion of the North Building while testing the water.

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