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1 HOUR AGO - New York Daily News

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Legionnaires' disease can be treated with antibiotics

Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by a bacteria found naturally in the environment, usually in water.

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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, Crusader for Coal Miners’ Health, Dies at 87

Dr. Rasmussen set off a grass-roots movement that reduced the spread of black lung disease and enhanced the treatment of afflicted workers.

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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Officials Seek Source of Legionnaires’ Outbreak in the Bronx

Health officials are confident that the disease spread from one of five cooling towers that have tested positive for Legionella bacteria.

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1 HOUR AGO - Wall Street Journal

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Legionnaires' Cases Likely to Rise in the Bronx

A fourth person died during the weekend in a growing Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx. City officials said the number of cases is likely to rise because of the bacterial infection’s incubation period.

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2 HOURS AGO - New York Daily News

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Bronx residents in fear over Legionnaires' disease

It's not quite panic in the streets, but Bronx residents and officials are on edge over the Legionnaires' disease outbreak.

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