BREAKING: MORE THAN ONE PERSON MAY HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY CONTAMINATED WATER AT THE FACILITY.
By Alex Costello (Patch Staff) - January 5, 2017 4:10 pm
The pool and spa of a gym in Garden City Park were shut down after water samples tested by the Nassau County Health Department tested positive for Legionnaires' disease, and more than one person may have been infected.
LA Fitness, located at 2350 Jericho Turnpike, had its pool and hot tub shut down on Dec. 30. A case of Legionnaires' disease was reported to the county health department, and after investigating and interviewing the patient, it was determined that the patient may have been exposed to the bacteria at the gym. The DOH tested many samples of water and found two that tested positive for legionella bacteria, which causes the disease.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia. Symptoms include cough, shortness of...