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New Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York

Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 15:24:28-04

New York is dealing with another outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Seven people currently have the disease in the Bronx.

However, health officials said this outbreak is not connected to the one in the south Bronx earlier this summer that killed 12 people. That outbreak that sickened 128 people was linked to a cooling tower at the Opera House Hotel and was the largest outbreak in New York City history, according to NBC New York.

So far, there are no reports of deaths in the most recent cases.