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October 13, 2005
Media Advisory - Legionnaires' Disease update
  
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, reported late yesterday
that testing by the Ontario Public Health Laboratory has identified two
additional cases of Legionnaires' Disease in the vicinity of Seven Oaks Home
for the Aged.

The two cases occurred during the height of the outbreak two weeks ago and both
appear to have been exposed to the disease outside the Home. The individuals
live or work in the immediate vicinity of Seven Oaks.

The investigation for a possible source of the illness continues. There is no
evidence of any continuing risk of exposure to Legionnaires' Disease.

There have been no new cases with onset of illness since October 5 and no
deaths since October 7.

Dr. McKeown will provide an update this morning.


Date: TODAY, Thursday, October 13
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Room 502, 277 Victoria St. (corner of Dundas St. E., one block east
of Yonge St.)


Media contact:

Gil Hardy
Toronto Public Health
416-338-7873



 

 

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