Disneyland Shuts Cooling Towers Over Legionnaires


Two cooling towers at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. have been shut down due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Twelve cases of the severe lung infection were identified about three weeks ago, according to Orange County health officials. Nine of the patients visited Disneyland in September and the other three …

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? The Deadly Pathogen That Hit Disneyland Also Lurks in Office Buildings

In the past two weeks, Disneyland has twice shut down two cooling towers that had high levels of the Legionnaire’s bacteria in them. But the dangerous pathogen is hardly confined to theme parks. Office buildings and airports are highly susceptible to Legionnaires’, too. In fact, where you find cooling towers you …

Why Cooling Towers Spread the Disease

A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) image of Legionella bacteria. Credit: Janice Haney Carr. Provided by CDC, Margaret Williams, Claressa Lucas and Tatiana Travis. The happiest place on Earth has been plagued with a most unhappy situation: A handful of visitors to the park have come down with a deadly respiratory …

12 People Sickened in Queens Legionnaires’ Cluster: Officials

New York City health officials said that there were a dozen confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in one Queens neighborhood. Five people living in Flushing remain hospitalized, and another seven people from the neighborhood have been discharged, after contracting the the pneumonia-like disease in recent weeks, according to the New York …

Urban cooling study: When surrounding farms get hot and dry, cities cool off

Oct. 26 (UPI) — Until now, scientists thought city temperatures knew just one direction — up. Many studies have documented what’s known as the heat island effect, but new research shows some cities, especially in India, benefit from an urban cooling phenomenon. Usually suburban and rural land, with more vegetation, …

2 contract Legionnaires’ at Westchester nursing home

Health officials in Westchester County have confirmed two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a nursing home in Croton-on-Hudson. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Monday that…

Disneyland cancels Eastern Gateway Project, to build new parking structure, 4-diamond hotel on west side – Orange County Register

Disneyland officials said the much-hyped Disneyland Eastern Gateway Project is dead — for now — and the new focus is on developing a new 4-diamond hotel and parking structure on the west side of the resort, which could open near the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019. After a …

Here’s What It’s Like to Play Mickey at Disneyland (Yep, It Gets Hot in There)

A former cast member on how she (accidentally) became king of the mouse house October 27, 2017 Zoie Matthew Disneyland This article is part of our Insider’s Guide to Disneyland, from the November 2017 issue of the magazine. As told by Luann Algoso to Zoie Matthew I grew up in …