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End of legionnaires scare say officials

October 22, 2012 | By HPAC Magazine

Quebec City public health officials have stated they have found the source of the outbreak of legionnaires’ disease responsible for the deaths of 13 people and 180 reported cases of the disease since July. The source was identified as a rooftop cooling tower on an office building on Rue Saint-Joseph in Quebec City. Officials said the disease is under control and they have disinfected the cooling systems of more than 100 buildings in the area. The end of the outbreak was officially declared on October 10, 2012. Quebec’s public health department will issue a report in a few weeks with recommendations for rigorous monitoring. It is expected to form the foundation for new rooftop cooling tower regulations.



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