1977: Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control announce that they had sufficient laboratory evidence to implicate a previously unknown strain of bacteria as the cause of Legionnaire's Disease, now named Legionella pneumophila. An outbreak of the potentially fatal infectious disease in Philadelphia in 1976, largely among people attending a state convention of the American Legion, led to the name "Legionnaires' Disease." After the bacteria causing the illness was named, the name of the illness was changed to legionellosis.
The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak is up to four. Sixty-five cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx.
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