New York Tackles Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak – Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK—An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx has killed seven people and sickened more than 80 others, the largest outbreak of the bacterial infection in New York City’s history and one of the biggest in the U.S. in recent years.

City health-department officials said the disease, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms, was likely spread by mist emitted by cooling towers, typically used to air-condition larger, more modern…

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