Legionnaire's Disease: NYC Outbreak Leaves 7 Dead, Michigan Woman Also Dead

August 4, 2015 3:29 PM

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Legionnaire's Disease: NYC Outbreak Leaves 7 Dead, Michigan Woman Also Dead

The Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in New York City continues to get worse with health officials now reporting 81 people infected and 7 deaths of people with the disease.

The New York City Health Department reported that the all those who died had underlying medical problems and were older adults. Of those infected 64 had to be hospitalized. The disease is caused by Legionnella bacteria and is spread through water droplets that are inhaled. It can be spread through f...

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