Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to hot tub display kills third North Carolina fairgoer

medicolo posted 8 months ago

FLETCHER, N.C. – A Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to a North Carolina fair has claimed a third life, state health officials say.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that 140 Legionnaires' cases have been confirmed in 19 North Carolina counties and "multiple …

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