- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials say three more cases have been confirmed in a new cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx.

Officials said Tuesday 10 people have now been diagnosed in the borough’s Morris Park neighborhood. Nine are hospitalized and one has been discharged. All had underlining health conditions.

Officials 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.

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

Officials say 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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