USA – NJDOH Investigates Legionnaires’ Cluster in Union County

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The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease — a bacteria-triggered form of pneumonia — in Union County in which at least 14 cases, including one death, were confirmed.

The cases were reported to the state’s Department of Health between Feb. 3 and Feb. 26, according to officials.

Health officials are working with the local health departments in Union County to investigate this cluster. The individual who died was a male resident of Union County in his late 60s.

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