The air conditioning systems in some Los Angeles homes are suffering from an illness caused by a virus that’s caused more than 2,300 cases of respiratory illness and coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says the outbreak has hit the largest areas of Southern California, and the disease has killed more than 1,000 people, including at least 13 who died.
The outbreak has also impacted businesses and the communities that rely on them.
The county health department says it’s working with state and federal officials to find out what to do about the disease.
The state’s Department of Food and Agriculture is also investigating the cause of the outbreak, according to the department.ABC News’ Julie Harris contributed to this report.