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Disneyland is claimed as the source of Legionnaires Disease

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Disneyland is claimed to be the source which made many people sick from Legionnaires disease. Last year 22 cases were reported in Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. A cooling tower which releases mist in order to make visitors comfortable. This disease outbreak was also seen in the people near the park.

Dr. Matthew Zahn of the Orange County Health Care Agency gave testimony Tuesday before an appeals board judge at the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is investigating the case.

Legionnaires disease, Disneyland
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Zahn said tests around the time of the outbreak showed high levels of Legionella bacteria in two Disneyland cooling towers, which are part of an air conditioning system that releases mist, the Los Angeles Times reported. He said contaminated droplets likely spread to people in the park and beyond.

Most of the people who got sick are said to visit Disneyland in the year 2017. However, Disneyland does not agree what study is saying and denied the fact.

A girl has filed a case against Disneyland after visiting the park as she got sick with the disease.

Zahn said tests around the time of the outbreak showed high levels of Legionella bacteria in two Disneyland cooling towers, which are part of an air conditioning system that releases mist, the Los Angeles Times reported. He said contaminated droplets likely spread to people in the park and beyond.

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