Legionnaires’ Outbreak Claimed Another Two Lives


There have been no new deaths from the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx since last week but a new diagnosis finds that 12 people have died from it, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

Cases now total 113, and authorities say there’s no sign of anyone else getting sick in the largest outbreak in city history. The disease is a form of pneumonia, caused by breathing in mist tainted with the Legionella bacteria.

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