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An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in New York has killed seven people and infected 86 others, as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks. Sixty-four people are still being treated for the form of pneumonia in hospital since the outbreak began on July 10 in the south Bronx neighborhood. The disease is spread by bacteria discovered in the cooling towers of five buildings in the area.
The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 last year when it inexplicably veered course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, and a colossal multinational hunt for the aircraft proved fruitless. The case containing the wing part will be opened early afternoon Wednesday, said a French source close to the case, in the presence of French and Malaysian experts, Boeing employees and representatives from China -- the country that lost the most passengers. - Clues from the paint - He pointed for instance to the paint on the piece -- which has already been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777 plane -- as a key element of the probe.