Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers after Legionnaires' Cases

Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 9:52 AM
Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 9:57 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease.

Scroll for more content...

The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland in September.

One patient, who hadn't visited the park, has died.

The health agency says there haven't been any new cases reported.

Legionnaires' can cause severe pneumonia and is spread by mist from contaminated water.

Disneyland says it learned about the Legionnaires' cases on Oct. 27 and shut down and disinfected two cooling towers that had high levels of the bacteria. The towers will reopen after it's confirmed they are no longer contaminated.

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 54°
Brookings
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 67°
Crater Lake
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 42°
Grants Pass
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 55°
Klamath Falls
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 42°
Heating Up This Weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events