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Legionella Outbreak At Disneyland in Orange County, CA

A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease last fall in Orange County left 22 people sick including one who died. Local health officials said the outbreak seemed connected to Disneyland as 19 of the 22 people who were infected visited the park.

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March cited the park and fined it more than $33,000 for failing to properly clean cooling equipment linked to the outbreak and for other related violations.

Disneyland officials said the source of the outbreak could have been elsewhere in Anaheim and have appealed the citation however the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration said “The employer did not follow the manufacturer’s cooling tower start-up maintenance and water treatment procedure to control outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

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Read more about the outbreak here.