Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 24th, 2000
These are the first such cases ever reported in the U.S., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said August 31, 2000.
A third case of Legionnaires', involving a California man who died in May, may also have been connected to potting soil, reported the CDC.
A rare strain of bacteria that causes the disease infected two women, one each in Oregon and Washington, in May of this year. Both women had worked with everyday gardening soil within 10 days of their first Legionnaires' symptoms, and...
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