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Legionnaires' cases linked to Disneyland expand to 15

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Legionnaire's disease at Disneyland rises to 15 Health officials in California on Thursday said the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who visited Disneyland or the city of Anaheim has grown to 15.

Orange County officials said that of the 15 sickened with the disease, 11 apparently contracted the disease after a visit to the theme park. Two people, both of whom had prior health problems and had not visited Disneyland, died.

Those sickened ranged in age from 52 to 94.

Health officials are attempting to find out the source of the disease, a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria growing in water that can spread when small droplets get into the air and people breathe them in. It is not contagious from person to person.

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