The bacteria causes Legionnaire's disease, a type of severe pneumonia.
The state sees on average between 30-35 cases of the disease annually, but hasn't seen a cluster of cases in approximately 15 years.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health Services reported previously that there was one death. One person sickened in Nashua contracted the disease out of state and the other didn't have a ties to Hampton.
While state officials continue their investigation of the 14 cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Ashworth Avenue area of Hampton Beach, Nashua health officials said two cases occurred there in August.More news: Father: 'Eden Hazard considered leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid'
Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 6,100 cases in 2016. Test results are still pending for environmental samples taken from other locations in the affected area. "Even though the information is preliminary, we want to allow the public to make informed decisions about visiting the area and their activities in the area". Groups at highest risk for Legionnaires' disease include people who are middle-aged or older, especially cigarette smokers, people with chronic lung disease or weakened immune systems and people who take medicines that weaken their immune systems (immunosuppressive drugs).
Bagley said this particular bacterial infection can not be passed from person-to-person.
"In our opinion, the CDC did not let the water run long enough to get a proper reading", the statement read, pointing out that the bacteria is killed in water over 110 degrees, a level staff were able to reach after running water "3-4 minutes". It can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria (such as while swimming).
Martin said upon interviewing the Nashua patients, health officials determined the cases were not connected to the Hampton outbreak.