Legionnaires Disease outbreak in Florence, Alabama, USA

An outbreak of Legionnaires Disease involving 13 cases, including 1 death, has been reported in Florence. The source of these infections is being investigated at present. Travellers who develop serious respiratory symptoms after visiting Florence and being in air conditioned buildings or other environments that generate sprays in the outbreak area should seek medical care as soon as possible.

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