These People Are Most Likely To Get Legionnaires’ Disease

August 6, 2015 10:05 AM

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The deaths of at least seven people in New York City is part of a broader trend: The number of people infected by the disease, a form of pneumonia contracted by inhaling aerosolized water, have quadrupled since 2000.

The rise of Legionnaires’ in New York City and throughout the country has so far been something officials have . It’s not airborne, and it’s not transmitted from a person to another person. Instead, you have to breathe in water or soil particles that have been contaminated with the Legionella bacter...

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