Public health officials are warning that a bacterial pneumonia first identified after an outbreak at an American Legion meeting back in 1976, has reappeared in The Bronx and fear that it could be spreading. It is found chiefly by water droplets through air conditioning and similar systems.
Thirty-one cases in The Bronx sections of High Bridge, Morrisania, Hunts Point and Mott Haven have been treated, according to Health Department officials. Two of the people stricken have died.
New York City health officials investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease reported in the South Bronx http://7online.com/890772/ via @ABC7NY
CNN: Two dead in Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York http://cnn.it/1Db0zOn
Dozens Sickened Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Bronx, 2 Dead: Officials | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Legionnaires-Disease-Outbreak-New-… via @nbcnewyork
University employee tests positive for Legionnaires’ disease http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/university-employee-tes… via @washtimes
31 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported In South Bronx « CBS New York http://cbsloc.al/1SjKo8j
DOH Confirms Legionnaires' Cases in the South Bronx: http://fw.to/C3vjY4L
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