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Belgium Legionnaires’ Outbreak Reaches 29 cases

An ongoing Legionnaires’ outbreak in Flanders, Belgium has reached 29 cases.

Of the 29 patients infected, 17 have been hospitalized, four remain in intensive care, and two have died as a result of the disease.

The 17 companies that were involved in the initial investigation have completed the disinfection of their cooling towers in the week of May 13th. However, Joris Moonens, spokesperson for Care and Health, states that individuals can still fall within the incubation period of the disease, meaning more cases may appear.

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