Source of Legionnaires’ Outbreak Still a Mystery, But Disneyland Cooling Towers Not Ruled Out

After several people in Orange County fell sick with Legionnaires’ disease in recent weeks, officials said two cooling towers at Disneyland had been linked to the outbreak.

Disneyland at 60: the "happiest place on Earth," but by no means the cheapest. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Disneyland at 60: the “happiest place on Earth,” but by no means the cheapest. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Those towers were shut down, and officials say they no longer pose a risk to park visitors.

But a key question remains unanswered: How did four people who had not visited Disneyland become infected?

The outbreak has sickened a total of 15 people, two of whom have died. Eleven of those people visited Disneyland in September, said Orange County health agency spokeswoman Jessica Good.

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