HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (CBS) – Two more cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed since Thursday, for a total of 14 confirmed cases of the disease in the popular beach town of Hampton.

The latest cases announced Friday are associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and M Street in Hampton, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

One elderly person died from pneumonia linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Hampton Beach, public health officials confirmed Thursday.

Hampton Beach, N.H. (WBZ-TV)

On Thursday, 83-year-old Carl Forsman told WBZ-TV that he spent six days in the hospital earlier this summer for Legionnaire’s disease.

Federal, state and local public health officials “have been conducting environmental testing to identify a potential source of the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease,” the department said in a statement Friday afternoon.

“Samples collected have been sent to the CDC laboratory in Atlanta; preliminary results from lab testing are expected to be available in the next one to two weeks,” the statement said.


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