Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
BRESCIA

Pneumonia alarm continues, three legionnaire's deaths

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Brescia, September 12 - A health alarm concerning a
spate of cases of pneumonia in northern Italy is continuing,
with 196 people being treated in hospital, including nine in
intensive care, and three reported deaths of legionnaire's
disease, a severe form of the illness.
The victims of legionnaire's disease died in the areas of the
cities of Lecco, Brescia and Torino.
A 29-year-old man from Brescia who is is in serious condition
at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza is among those suspected to
have contracted legionnaire's disease.
Brescia prosecutors have opened a probe into the surge of
pneumonia cases, sources said Monday.
Carabinieri NAS health officials are collecting data on
contagion patterns and are working with the local health
authority.

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