3 More Confirmed Cases Brings Legionnaires’ Outbreak To 20

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three more cases of Legionnaires’ disease related to the outbreak in Hopkins, bringing the total to 20 cases.

As with all the previous cases, all three people live, work or were near Hopkins in the 10 days prior to when they fell ill. The most recent onset of the disease is believed to be Sept. 9 or 10.

Only one person out of the 20 has died as a result of the disease. Those affected range in age from late 20s to late 90s. Fourteen of the cases were male and 16 had to be hospitalized.

MDH is continuing to investigate a potential source of the outbreak.

Click here for more information on the disease on MDH’s website, and here on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.


One Comment

  1. Dan Mack says:

    Thank goodness it is not contagious like the anti-bacteria resistant tuberculosis brought in by the Somali who represent more than half of all Minnesota tuberculosis infections.

  2. hopkins says:

    Yeah Hopkins used to be a very nice town and used to go there all the time. Now it is overrun with skinnies and welfare cases.

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