Death toll in South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak rises to 7, officials say

August 4, 2015 7:27 AM

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Death toll in South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak rises to 7, officials say

New York City health officials announced Monday that the death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx had risen to seven.

Officials had stated over the weekend that there had been a total of 81 reported cases of the disease with 64 requiring hospitalization. Of those cases, officials said that 28 people had already been discharged.

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