News City investigating new Legionnaires' cases in Morris Park, Bronx Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria that can cause fatal pneumonia. Photo Credit: CDC By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Updated September 28, 2015 9:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The city announced Monday it identified a new batch of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx. The seven diagnoses occurred in the Morris Park section between Sept. 21-27, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. Bassett urged New Yorkers who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to consult a doctor. The patients who live or work in the neighborhood range between the ages of 45 and 75 and are currently hospitalized. Mayor Bill de Blasio said they all had underlying health conditions. The outbreak isn't connected to the Legionella bacteria found in the Opera House Hotel, which was the source for most of this summer's Legionnaires' outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened more than 120. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Legionnaires' outbreak is over, NYC Health Commissioner saysNo new cases have been reported since Aug. 3. NYC law aims to curb Legionnaires' outbreaksThe law was motivated by the worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in city history. Legionnaires' death toll rises to 7, mayor's office saysNew York City's death toll from Legionnaires' disease has risen to seven, an increase from four fatalities reported Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said Monday night. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.