Legionnaires' outbreak confirmed in Lower East Side condo complex

 Drugs and syringe for Legionnaires' disease.
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two residents of a Lower East Side condominium complex contracted Legionnaires' disease, prompting the city's Health Department to inspect water systems at the building, officials said Tuesday.

"The Health Department is currently evaluating the building water systems the Two Bridges Condominium Complex (215, 253, 255 Clinton Street), (291, 305, 307, 309, 311 Cherry Street), (291, 293, 295 Jefferson Street) after two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease occurred in residents within the past year," the NYC Health Department said in a statement.

The statement continued, "The Health Department and building management are promptly alerting residents of the situation and providing guidance on how to prevent exposure, especially for those at higher risk for disease."

A tenant meetings is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 2 Meyer London School at 122 Henry Street.

Tenants can still use and drink water -- but tenants at higher risk of getting Legionnaire’s disease are advised to take additional precautions.

Legionnaires’ disease is treatable with antibiotics. People get Legionnaires’ disease by breathing in water vapor containing the bacteria. Adults with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should seek immediate medical attention. L