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Disneyland closes down cooling towers over Legionnaires' ' cases

By Susannah Cullinane, CNN

(CNN)– Disneyland Park has actually shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

Orange County health officials said nine people who checked out the Anaheim theme park in September established the disease.

An extra three people who had been to Anaheim however not Disneyland got sick too, stated Jessica Good, a spokesperson for the Orange County Healthcare Agency. One client, who had not gone to the park and had extra health concerns, died, she said.

The 12 patients are between ages 52 and 94, and 10 were hospitalized, she said.

CNN has actually reached out to Disneyland for comment however has actually not heard back.

“To date, no additional Legionella cases have actually been related to prospective direct exposure in Anaheim after September,” Good said. “There is no recognized ongoing threat associated with this break out.”

Legionnaires disease is an extreme form of pneumonia triggered by Legionella germs, in some cases found in water supply. It is usually contracted by breathing mist from the water that contains it. The source of the mist can be a/c units in big facilities, showers or jacuzzis. Legionnaires’ illness is not infectious in between people.

County health officials recognized Disneyland Park as a typical place of eight of the cases last month, and have actually been working to recognize possible sources, Good said.

Disneyland Park notified health officials this month that elevated levels of Legionella had been identified in two of its 18 towers, which were then dealt with and decontaminated.

Disneyland took the towers out of service on November 1 and informed the health agency it had actually performed extra disinfecting and testing. It brought the towers back into service November 5, however two days later, they were gotten of service again, she stated.

Health officials subsequently released an order that the towers stay shut down up until they are verified to be free from contamination. The results of the tests will not be known for about 2 weeks.

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600 court cases under review in California corruption probe

Friday, June 12, 2015|11:57 p.m.

SANTA ANA, Calif.– Hundreds of Orange County lawsuit are being scrutinized amid suspicions that somebody was paid to fix DUI and other traffic offenses by falsifying court records.

The FBI and county district attorneys are examining, and about 600 Superior Court cases, some dating to 2006, are preceding a judge this month to figure out whether they must be reheard, the Orange County Register reported (http://bit.ly/1B8TvRo).

The probe involves suspicions that some staff members taped phony sentence decreases and dismissals for inebriated driving and misdemeanor traffic cases and in at least one case, wrongly made it appear an offender had served prison time, the Register reported.

No arrests have been made. Representatives for the FBI, the court and the county district attorney’s workplace declined to comment.

On Friday, 110 attorneys and previous criminal accuseds were mobilized to the courtroom of Judge Thomas Borris and told there were mistakes in the court records. “You are here to convince me there is not a mistake in your case,” Borris said.

“There has been a clerk somewhere that was entering incorrect information … getting money in exchange for making things disappear,” said Sheny Gutierrez, among the lawyers who appeared.

Ramon Vasquez stated he was given a work program in 2012 after pleading guilty to driving on a suspended license. The judge stated the case would be reversed unless he produced files, the Register stated.

“I think it’s injustice,” Vasquez said. “If there’s a defect in the court system, it’s on them, it’s not on us.”

Borris eventually reversed settlements in about a dozen cases. The accuseds were provided the alternatives of negotiating with a prosecutor or the judge or employing a personal lawyer.

Jesus Sanchez, 29, drove from Arizona to appear. His misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license was dismissed in 2012. After appearing before the judge, he accepted plead guilty to the misdemeanor and pay a fine.

FBI representatives waited in the hall beyond the courtroom to question accuseds and show them mug shots, the Register reported.

The judge also shopped for the immediate arrest of Harania Farias, who had actually stated she had served three months in a personal jail in La Verne on a 2013 DUI charge. She was apprehended in court and held without bail, the paper reported.

Not just did the private prison verify Farias never existed, documents revealing that she was permitted to serve time there appeared to be forged, and Lolita Kirk, the attorney who supposedly submitted the files, informed the Register she never had represented the lady.

Other lawyers noted as attorneys of record informed the judge that they had actually never represented the offenders. Lawyer Charmaine Druyor stated that, in the courthouse on Friday, she met the person she apparently had actually defended and recognized that she had actually never represented him.

“It’s extremely odd, everything going on right here today. It’s simply bizarre,” she said.