By: Candess Zona Mendola of

The NYC Department of Health has announced a new Legionnaires’ disease outbreak of illnesses linked to a building in the Bronx. Two residents of the 10 Richman Plaza building are confirmed sick.

Legionella pneumophila bacteria/CDC

The NYC DOH is investigating this building, as well as 20 Richman Plaza, to determine if anyone else is sick and if there is a source within the buildings for the illnesses. No one is confirmed sick in the 20 Richman Plaza building at this time. 

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Details continue to unfold. The NYC DOH has often recommended that anyone who is sick with the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease seek medical attention from their doctor.