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UPDATED: 09:02, October 25, 2005
Another dies of legionnaires' disease in Toronto
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Another person has died of legionnaires' disease in Canada's Toronto, raising the number of dead to 21, reports reaching here said Monday.

An 89-year-old woman resident of the Seven Oaks nursing home in Toronto's east end died Monday morning in hospital, Toronto health officials said.

Last week investigators confirmed the outbreak originated in the nursing home's air conditioning cooling tower when contaminated droplets were distributed into the air by the cooling system and then sucked into the ventilation system's air intake.

The cooling tower was ordered shut down on Oct. 6.

Legionnaires' disease is a form of pneumonia and is usually contracted by inhaling mist from water sources such as whirlpool baths, showers and cooling towers that are contaminated with Legionella bacteria.

Source: Xinhua


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