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Cuomo: State Teams Deploying In Legionnaires' Case

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New York state officials plan to deploy teams to help test cooling towers amid a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that teams will begin work Saturday in the Bronx. State officials have said they'll pay for the testing.

Meanwhile, officials announced Friday that another person has the illness, raising to 101 the number of people infected since the outbreak surfaced last month. The disease is a form of pneumonia caused by breathing in mist contaminated with the Legionella bacteria. Ten people have died.

City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said officials have a good handle on the outbreak.

The bacteria were found in five buildings within a few blocks of one another.

There is no indication that Legionella has contaminated water systems in buildings.

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