NYC identifies historic Bronx Opera House Hotel as source of deadly Legionnaires' outbreak

August 20, 2015 6:31 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials have identified a Bronx hotel as the source of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said Thursday that tests matched the strain of Legionnaires'-causing bacteria in a rooftop air-conditioning unit at the Opera House Hotel with a strain found in 25 patients. Some of them died.

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