Quebec City Legionnaires' outbreak under control: health chief
The number of legionnaires’ victims continues to rise, along with demands for accountability.
Published Friday, September 7, 2012 2:00PM EDT
Quebec City's public health chief says the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has plagued that city appears to be under control.
Dr. Francois Desbiens says the actions the city's public health department have taken to get building owners in the outbreak zone to disinfect cooling towers appears to be bearing fruit.
The city is reporting one new case of Legionnaires' today, bringing the total in the outbreak to 176.
But there have only been three new cases this week, a significant slowing of the case count from earlier in the outbreak.
To date 11 people have died in the outbreak, which began in July.
Desbiens says it will be weeks before he gets the laboratory results he needs to see if the department can pinpoint the source of the infection.