Results came back negative for all six areas of the city’s water supply tested for Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease.
Each site was in the vicinity of 145th Street, the area that tested positive for the disease a few weeks ago.
Officials launched the initial investigation after two visitors who had stayed at the Econo Lodge on the same street contracted Legionnaire’s Disease. It revealed the bacterium, which causes a form of pneumonia when a person inhales water vapor, steam or mist carrying it, in the motel’s water system and in a 145th Street fire hydrant.
“Luckily, all six test samples came back negative,” said Jessica Walters, communications manager for the Town of Ocean City.