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178 Infected With Legionnaires' Disease

July 12, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in southeastern Spain has infected 178 people, a regional health official said.

An additional 292 people have been hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms that indicate they may have Legionnaires', said Francisco Marques, the Murcia region's top health official.

Sanitation crews using chlorine disinfected four air-conditioning systems found to be lodging bacteria that cause the disease.

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