Second patient dies at New Jersey hospital from Legionnaires disease

The Star-Ledger, October 2, 2008

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, has claimed the life of a second patient. This patient was one of six to contract the disease, which has been linked to the hospital's water supply. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Legionnaires disease is fatal in about 30% of cases.


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