Quebec City, Canada: Increased cases of Legionnaires Disease outbreak confirmed

Posted on August 31, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

QUEBEC – The death toll from the outbreak of legionnaires’ disease increased by one to a total of nine in Quebec City on Wednesday, as public-health authorities sought additional help in their inspection of buildings that are suspected of harbouring the deadly Legionnella bacteria. Authorities also reported that the number of people infected with the non-contagious bacterial illness surged to 141 from 126 on Tuesday in what is one of the biggest outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease in Canada in at least 25 years. Read article

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