West Point cooling towers test positive for legionella

Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, has been found at West Point.

Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, has been found at West Point. (10/1/15)

WEST POINT - Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, has been found at West Point.

The military academy tested its cooling towers in light of the recent outbreaks.

It found excessive amounts of the bacteria in four of the towers.

Those towers are now being cleaned.

West Point officials stress that no one has gotten sick and that drinking water on campus is safe.

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