— The state Department of Health and Human Services says 124 cases of Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever contracted at the Mountain State Fair are likely linked to a hot tub exhibit at the event.

One person has died so far due to the outbreak. Public officials said there is no indication of ongoing exposure after the fair, which ran Sept. 6-15 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, south of Asheville.

 

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