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A fifth person has contracted Legionnaires’ disease connected with gardening compost.  Two individuals from the first four cases have been released from the hospital, while the other two remain in intensive care after becoming infected with Legionella longbeachae, a rarer strain of Legionella that was first isolated in Long Beach, Calif.

It is advised that people use compost and potting mix in well-ventilated areas to reduce the likelihood infection.

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