Officials: 4 cases of Legionnaires' disease reported in New Jersey town; water safe to drink

Following four cases of Legionnaires’ disease, the New Jersey Department of Health says Hamilton Township drinking water is safe to drink, but residents should still use caution.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2021, 9:46 AM

Updated 934 days ago

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Following four cases of Legionnaires’ disease, the New Jersey Department of Health says Hamilton Township drinking water is safe to drink, but residents should still use caution.
According to officials, four cases of Legionnaires' disease were reported between May and August of this year. Officials say two people have died.
Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia. You can get it after breathing in small water droplets in the air.
Symptoms include those found in other respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
The Hamilton Township Division of Health continues to work closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to investigate the cases as part of a larger investigation.


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