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Legionnaire's Disease Mystery

In late July 1976, a pneumonia-like illness began killing people who had attended an American Legion convention at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia one week earlier. As scientists are on the verge of a breakthrough in determining the cause, CBS News provides an update on the mysterious killer.

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  • Legionnaire's Disease Mystery
    Legionnaire's Disease Mystery

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    In late July 1976, a pneumonia-like illness began killing people who had attended an American Legion convention at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia one week earlier. As scientists are on the verge of a breakthrough in determining the cause, CBS News provides an update on the mysterious killer.

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