Bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease found in 2 schools

Officials say the bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia.

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2020, 2:29 PM

Updated 1,395 days ago

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There is a health alert at Quaker Ridge and Scarsdale Middle School because of a the recent discovery of a bacteria in the facilities.
Officials say the bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia.
Out of an abundance of caution, all drinking fountains will be covered. Cases of water will be given to students and cafeteria sinks will not be in use.
School officials say disinfecting the water system is expected to take between two to three weeks.


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