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One dead in Bronx's latest Legionnaires' disease outbreak

The number of infected patients in the Morris Park cluster climbed to 12, with one patient discharged from the hospital as of Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett visited with residents NYC Mayor's Office/Twitter

New York City officials confirmed Wednesday that one person died as a result of the latest cluster of Legionnaires’ disease identified in the Bronx.

The current number of infected New Yorkers stands at 12, up from the seven the city originally announced on Monday.

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The previous outbreak in the South Bronx claimed the lives of 12 Bronxites.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett visited with residents at the Morris Park Community Association on Wednesday afternoon to speak with about the recent Legionella cluster.

City officials said the current outbreak is concentrated with residents and visitors to Morris Park. Eleven people remain under watch in area hospitals, all ranging in age between 45 and 75 years old and each with underlying health issues.

One patient has been discharged, the health department said.

 
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