Statement from the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ disease regarding water system investigation in Queens

This latest investigation into the water system at the Parker Towers apartment complex in Forest Hills, Queens is yet another example that the City’s narrowly focused and misguided regulations are failing to prevent New Yorkers from contracting Legionnaires’ disease (LD). This is the fourth instance since August 1, 2017, where residents in apartment buildings in […]


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STATEMENT FROM THE ALLIANCE TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE REGARDING RECENT CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE IN REGO PARK, QUEENS

The ongoing investigation into two recent Legionnaires’ disease cases at a Rego Park apartment building is sadly another example proving the Health Department’s current narrow policy to prevent this disease is ineffective and that a more comprehensive and proactive approach is necessary. It’s unfortunate that a second victim had to be hospitalized before the City was willing to test the building’s water system–especially considering this additional case might […]


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Alliance’s Statement in Response to NYC DOHMH Closing Lenox Hill Investigation Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline:

The New York City Health Department announced that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria have been found in some of the cooling towers it recently tested in Lenox Hill. As it closed its investigation, the City stated that it is unlikely to discover the source of the outbreak. Rather than closing the investigation, the Alliance strongly […]


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New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Partners with Iconic Public Health and Environmental Advocate Erin Brockovich and Allergy & Asthma Network to Call for Real Solutions to New York’s Growing Legionella Crisis. Group Releases Comprehensive Report Outlining the Events Occurring Before, During and After New York Regulations to Took Effect and Provides Effective and Proven Steps for Actual Prevention.

ALBANY (January 24, 2017)—Today, the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease joined forces with public health and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich and the president of Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) Tonya Winders to call on lawmakers and health officials to work towards real, effective solutions to New York’s escalating Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease crisis. Misguided regulations […]


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Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Supports Governor Cuomo’s Call to Increase Spending on Public Water Infrastructure in New York State Group Urges State to Use Increased Spending on More Thorough Waterborne Pathogen Testing

Albany, NY (January 17, 2017) – The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease strongly supports New York State (NYS) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for increased spending on water infrastructure in 2017 and implores the Governor to allocate funds to specifically address the state’s growing problem with waterborne pathogens, particularly Legionella. The proposed plan would increase state […]


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Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Urges Policymakers to Take Closer Look at Origins of Pathogens Throughout Water Supply System Group Also Pushes for More Testing During Statewide Water Quality and Contamination Hearing

Albany, NY (September 7, 2016) – Today, an alliance to prevent Legionnaires’ disease testified in front of the New York State Senate and Assembly Committee on Health and Environmental Conservation and urged policymakers to include testing for additional waterborne pathogens when testing the public water supply and distribution systems. During the hearing, the alliance insisted […]


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Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Launches New Website Valuable Source for Information and Guidelines to Protect Against Legionella Bacteria

Baltimore, MD (June 28, 2016) – An alliance to prevent Legionnaire’s disease has recently launched www.PreventLegionnaires.org, a brand new website aimed at providing the public with information about Legionella bacteria, its source and how individuals become infected with Legionnaires’ disease. The website launch coincides with the release of the CDC Vital Signs and Morbidity and […]


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Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Applauds CDC’s New Guidelines

Baltimore, MD (June 7, 2016) – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. The publication of the toolkit is a giant step forward in offering practical guidelines to help building owners control Legionella bacteria once it has entered their buildings from the public […]


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