- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials are monitoring a new cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Bronx.

Officials announced Monday that seven cases have been diagnosed in the borough’s Morris Park neighborhood.

They say the cases are not connected to a Legionnaires’ outbreak in the Bronx last month that claimed 12 lives.

That outbreak, the largest in the city’s history, was traced to Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower of the Opera House Hotel.

Officials said the first case of the new cluster was reported on Sept. 21. No fatalities have been reported.

The city created new cooling tower cleaning regulations after the previous outbreak.

Officials said New York City sees about 200 to 300 cases of Legionnaires’ disease a year. The disease cannot be spread from person to person.

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