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Lavish new Hong Kong HQ rife with Legionnaire's disease

$670 million government home base infected

Hong Kong's $670 million, brand new government headquarters is coping with an inauspicious debut.

According to the AP, its water system is swimming with Legionnaires' disease, a particularly fatal strain of pneumonia. The city wisened up to the infestation after its education secretary fell ill.

What's the remedy?

"Superheating" the water, according to a Hong Kong microbiologist reached by Bloomberg. He explains here.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/lavish-new-hong-kong-hq-rife-legionnaires-disease

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