Legionnaires' Disease Alert
Updated August 13, 2015

In light of the current Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Bronx, Westchester County Health Commissioner, Dr. Sherlita Amler has issued a public health update urging Westchester building owners and institutions with cooling towers or evaporative condensers to proactively clean, inspect and disinfect their equipment to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease.

To verify that Legionella is not of concern on their property, Westchester building owners can also take advantage of free testing now being offered by the New York State Department of Health.

For more information on the best practices to prevent the growth or spread of this disease, go to and


- August 11, 2015: NYSDOH Public Health Advisory
- Prevention and Control of Legionelosis for Clinicians in Healthcare Facilities


- August 8, 2015: WCDOH Public Health Advisory
- Health Commissioner, Dr. Sherlita Amler warning regarding Legionnaires' disease