NY Legionnaires' Outbreak Adds to Already Rising US Cases

August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

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NY Legionnaires' Outbreak Adds to Already Rising US Cases

As New York City grapples with its worst-ever outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, health experts are trying to understand why reported cases of the illness have risen across the country in recent years.

There are 10 confirmed deaths and at least 101 people have been infected in the South Bronx in this most recent outbreak. In an effort to stop it, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered any building with a cooling tower to flush and disinfect the tower within the next 14 days.

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