The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York this August left 12 dead and 128 infected. Cooling towers in large buildings and hotels contributed to the spread of the treatable, pneumonia-like disease. Outbreaks concentrated in the South Bronx and Harlem, where residents were able to ask law makers and health professionals questions.

The following photos were taken from Aug. 3 to Aug. 18, 2015. More in the Hunts Point Express and Mott Haven Herald.