One dead in growing Hopkins Legionnaires' disease outbreak
One person has died in connection with a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak among people who live, work or recently visited Hopkins.
The number of cases related to the Hopkins outbreak, which began in early September, is now 14, up from 12 cases reported earlier this week.
“While it’s unfortunate to see a death, we are not surprised that one has occurred in an outbreak of this size,” the Minnesota Health Department said Wednesday in a prepared statement. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average death rate in such outbreaks is 10 percent.