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Legionnaires outbreak death

13th August 2007

One woman in the West Midlands has died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease and four other people are being treated for the condition.

The woman, who was in her 50s, died at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley. The other patients are recovering at home. In a statement, the Health Protection Agency and Dudley Primary Care Trust said that all likely sources of infection had been identified and wet air conditioning systems and cooling towers in the area have been shut down or disinfected.

 

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Article Information

Title: Legionnaires outbreak death
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3721
Date Added: 13th Aug 2007

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