New infections as Legionnaires source...

New infections as Legionnaires source is found -

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 28, 2007, titled New infections as Legionnaires source is found -. In it, Newsday reports that:

As environmental technicians pinpointed a rooftop cooling tower at a nursing home in Roslyn Heights as the source of Legionnaires' bacteria there, Suffolk's health commissioner confirmed two more cases of the ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

Round - em Up


#1 Sep 28, 2007
former LIer

Bradenton, FL

#2 Sep 28, 2007
Wouldn't it be nice if both counties worked together on this??? Ahh, too much political red tape for that to happen!
TS Raman


#3 Sep 29, 2007
I am writing from New Delhi, India.
Summer here in Northern India is very hot, and dry till the monsoon rains start. "Desert coolers" are in extensive use, not only in residences but in large buildings like offices empoying hundreds of staff, including government offices, and even in research laboratories and hospitals. In the "desert coolers" (DCs), a stream of air is blown or drawn through cascades of water flowing over straw mats, and the air that gets cooled due to evaporation of the water is circulated in the living spaces. In my opinion, DCs offer an ideal environment for the growth of not only Legionella, but all kinds of other pathogens. The cooled air is usually full of fine water droplets. In a small way, I have campaigned for awareness of the dangers. However, there has been no diminution in their use, particularly because there is no cheap alternative available. Even scientists do not understand the problems, apart from the fact that the DCs do not work very well once the rains start, and the humid air produced can play havoc with electronic instruments.
In government offices, the DCs are rarely , if ever, cleaned during a whole summer.
Some years ago, I had to go the emergency ward of a hospital for checking whether I had a fracture. I was shocked to find that the emergency ward, cooled with DCs, was full of farmers with open wounds sustained especially with a badly designed threshing machine.
I am furious and despondent at the same time.

Milford, CT

#4 Sep 29, 2007
my cawk itches

Milford, CT

#5 Oct 5, 2007

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Sayville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Hookups in sayville 7 hr sayville16 1
News Islip OKs tax breaks for B & S Fragrances & Cos... 21 hr true independent 1
Review: Long Island Academy Of Dance (Oct '08) Jul 20 dancer 14
News Islip, citing finances, moves on $10M in bonds ... Jul 18 rabid tabby 7
News Bay Shore Marina parking meters begin operation... Jul 18 rabid tabby 9
Verizon Fios vs Optimum on line (Mar '08) Aug '14 Roger 122
News Officials: Fire damages body shop in Bohemia (Oct '13) Oct '13 deely 1

West Sayville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

West Sayville Mortgages