Woman Dies After Contracting Legionnaires' Disease From Dentist's Office

An 82-year-old Italian woman died after she contracted Legionnaires' disease, a severe, pneumonia-like illness, from the water in her dentist's office, according to a case report published in the journal The Lancet. Scientists who determined the source of the woman's illness, which occurred in February 2011, said during the disease's incubation period the woman only left her home twice to visit her dentist. When they tested the water in both places, they discovered the bacteria that causes...Full Story
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