updated 8/15/2008 1:13:48 PM ET 2008-08-15T17:13:48

Health officials say six residents of an upstate New York housing complex for seniors have been stricken with Legionnaires’ disease, and that one of them has died.

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The family of 75-year-old Anna Marie Tongate says she died Thursday at a hospital in Elmira about a week after falling ill.

The state health department says Tongate lived at a complex where five others have been infected.

Tongate’s family says the residents began displaying flulike symptoms last week but Tongate wasn’t brought to the hospital until Sunday.

A Chemung County health official says it could be a week or more before investigators determine the source of the contamination.

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