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Legionnaires' disease claims another life in the Bronx

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria that

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria that can cause fatal pneumonia. Photo Credit: CDC

Legionnaires' disease has killed another person in the Bronx -- the first death since a summer flare-up in the borough that caused the deaths of 12 people and sickened 116 others, according to the New York City Health Department.

The latest cluster, focused in the Bronx's Morris Park neighborhood, has sickened 13 people, a spokeswoman for the health department said Wednesday.

The onset dates were all before Sept. 21, the health department said.

The July-August outbreak that infected 128 was later linked to a South Bronx boutique hotel. Hundreds of people are sickened with Legionnaires' every year in more isolated cases.


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