South Bronx Legionnaires' disease death toll rises to seven

August 4, 2015 3:47 AM

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The death toll from Legionnaires' disease has risen to seven among 81 cases in the South Bronx, officials said Monday as they tried to calm the fears of increasingly nervous residents.

"There has been a loss of life so, yes, people are anxious," said Renee Reeves, one of several hundred Bronx residents who packed a town hall meeting organized by politicians and health officials to address concerns of the community.

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