NYC mayor signs cooling tower rules into law after deadly outbreak

Legionnaire’s disease is starting to gain awareness as more people are becoming affected by it due to harmful bacteria in cooling towers and other areas with stagnant water. Officials are working hard to prevent more outbreaks, such as the Mayor of New York City.

Mayor de Blasio is doing his part by signing a law to regulate cooling towers throughout his city after an outbreak killed 12 and caused 124 to fall ill in South Bronx.

Currently, there are no standardized protocols for preventing Legionella from occurring, so treatment is conducted on a case by case basis.

Awareness about Legionnaire’s disease is vital in preventing additional deaths and illness nationwide. To read more, click here.