Legionnaires' Outbreak Widens To 12 Dead In New York

Published: Aug 11, 2015

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - largest in the city's history - has left at least 12 people dead and health officials scrambling to contain the deadly bacteria.

More than 100 cases have been reported in the South Bronx, one of the city's poorest neighbourhoods.

Officials have traced the legionella bacteria to cooling towers in more than a dozen buildings.

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