Seven people have died in New York City of Legionnaires' disease. City officials are trying to calm fears of an outbreak.
FOX News Radio's Gurnal Scott reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio and city health officials say the potentially deadly illness is not sweeping through South Bronx neighborhoods. In addition to the deaths, more than 60 have been hospitalized. De Blasio says residents should know those who contract it need not be isolated.
(De Blasio) "It cannot be passed from person to person and there is no risk to our water supply."
...That means showers and public pools are safe. Locations where the legionella bacteria was found have been scrubbed clean.
Cases will continue to be addressed as they happen.
Gurnal Scott, FOX News Radio.