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2 Cases of Legionnaires’ Possibly Linked to University of Chicago Hospital

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by Eric Horng

For the second time in a week, state health officials said Chicago hospital patients had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has identified two new cases of the potentially-deadly lung infection, which is contracted by inhaling aerosolized water containing the Legionella bacteria. 

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