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Residents of low-income South Bronx want reassurance amid Legionnaire's disease crisis

Residents of low-income South Bronx want reassurance amid Legionnaire's disease crisis

This summer's deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx was described by one politician here as an "unfortunate perfect storm" — invisible clouds of contaminated mist from commercial cooling towers swirling down into one of this city's poorest areas, whose population already struggles with health problems associated with poverty. The result: the worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York state history — 115 cases and 12 deaths since the middle of July. No one was prepared for the ferociousness with which the disease struck the South Bronx. That the outbreak occurred in one of the city's least-affluent areas was not...

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