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JAN 28, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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La. doctors: Legionnaire's disease fears unfounded

La. doctors: Legionnaire's disease fears unfounded (AP) — St. Tammany Parish courthouse workers were so worried after a fellow worker died of Legionnaire's disease that two high-ranking public health officials went to Covington on Monday to reassure them. Louisiana State Epidemiologist Raoult Ratard and Dr. Gina LaGarde, the Northshore regional director for public health, spoke with leaders of agencies that work in the courthouse. People don't get it from each other, he said, but from inhaling tiny droplets in mists from water systems, and 3 to 30 percent of such systems harbor the ... Read More

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