New Hong Kong Gov't Office has Deadly Bacteria

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The new central government office building in Hong Kong is now a cause of concern for health officials. It comes after bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was discovered in the water system there.

The investigation started after a government official was hospitalized in December. The building has 14 times the safe level of the bacteria, according to the BBC, and is now being disinfected.

Legionnaires' disease is a kind of pneumonia. It can be deadly in some cases. It cannot be spread through human contact.