Officials confirmed Saturday night that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in the water supply of Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
NYC Health + Hospitals officials said low levels of the Legionella bacteria were found during routine testing at the hospital in the Morris Park area.
Sources said the hospital has taken measures to observe water restrictions, including using only bottled water, making packaged bath wipes available for daily hygiene, and installing new water filters on showers.
Patients and staff at Jacobi have been made aware about the discovery, but NY1 has been told the risk to them is low.
Earlier this month, one person died and more than a dozen other people were sickened after a Legionnaires' outbreak in Upper Manhattan.
Legionnaires' is a form of pneumonia contracted by breathing in water droplets contaminated with the bacterium Legionella. Most cases can be traced to plumbing systems where conditions are favorable for Legionella growth.
People who experience flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should seek medical attention immediately.
The disease is not contagious and is easily treatable when caught early.
The city sees an average of 200 to 500 Legionnaires' cases each year.