NEW YORK - The Health Department is evaluating the water system at a public housing complex in Manhattan after two cases of Legionnaires' Disease were diagnosed within the past year.
Health officials will host a tenants meeting at the Drew-Hamilton Houses in Harlem at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Tenants have been advised that they can still use and drink the water.
But tenants over 50 and those with compromised immune systems should take extra precautions.
The city says they should only take baths, since showers create mist that could carry the Legionella bacteria.
Symptoms of Legionnaires include fever, chills, muscle aches and coughing.