New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday deployed 150 workers to inspect and test water systems in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that’s killed 10 people.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled an afternoon news conference to discuss the outbreak, the worst in New York City’s history.
Public health officials say the spread of the illness appears to be slowing down after they ordered building owners Thursday to disinfect their cooling systems. The state is also offering free testing for building owners with cooling towers or evaporative coolers, which are sometimes called “swamp coolers.”