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Health officials identify source of Legionnaire's outbreak

It's been exactly two months and one day since the first case of Legionnaires' disease was reported in Quebec City. Thirteen people have died - scores more have become sick.

For all this time, the source of the outbreak was a mystery. But public health officials think they now know the source -- the rooftop air conditioning system of a the Complex Jacques Cartier on rue St. Joseph, in the St. Roch neighbourhood.

The building is co-owned by the city and the CSQ union, which also takes care of the maintenance. CBC Reporter Catou MacKinnon spoke with Daniel Lafrenière, secretary treasurer of the CSQ.

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Quebec AM's Julia Caron went down there to hear what people were saying in response to the news:

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Host Susan Campbell speaks with Jean-Pierre Ménard, a lawyer representing several families affected by the outbreak.

 

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