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NYCHA Building Tests Positive For Legionnaires Disease

The health department is treating and disinfecting the affected building at the Langston Hughes Houses in Brownsville.

The New York City Housing Authority revealed that one of the buildings at the Langston Hughes Houses has tested positive for Legionnaires disease in the water. This comes after two cases of Legionnaires disease were confirmed in the Brownsville housing complex. The tenants attended a meeting on Jan. 31 with NYCHA and Department of Health officials, who confirmed that tests would be run. The disease is a type of pneumonia that is caused by bacteria that can be found in freshwater environments, like your building’s plumbing system, hot water tanks and hot tubs. Click here to read more on