3 new cases of Legionnaires' confirmed in Hopkins, total rises to 12

- The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three more case of Legionnaires' disease connected to the Hopkins outbreak, bringing the total of Hopkins-related cases to 12.

All the cases involve people who live or work in Hopkins.

Officials say the ages of people in the new cases range from 20s to 80s. Two people are hospitalized.

MDH is still investigating other possible cases as well as the source of the outbreak.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Legionnaires' disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila, which is found in water. The disease is not spread person-to-person, but by inhaling fine spray or aerosols from water that contains the bacteria.

For more information about Legionnaires' disease, click here.


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