New York health officials searching for Legionnaires’ disease source amid South Bronx outbreak

July 29, 2015 5:00 PM

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New York health officials searching for Legionnaires’ disease source amid South Bronx outbreak

The city is hunting for the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx that has killed two and sickened dozens.

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said Wednesday she was concerned about the “unusual increase” of the bacterial sickness — which causes fever, cough, chills and muscle aches.

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