Plumbing and Mechanical

Legionnaires' Disease Kills 3 in Maryland

June 2, 2000
A hot-water tank was the probable cause of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, which killed three patients and sickened two others at a hospital in Maryland, officials said. The tank and pipes, which tested positive with the bacteria, have since been treated with continuous chlorine and super-heating, and are cleared of bacteria traces.