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Second person dies after contracting Legionnaires' disease

15th June 2012

A second person has died as a result of the ongoing Legionnaires’ disease outbreak on Edinburgh.

The man in his 40s was from the Gorgie area of the city, which is at the centre of the outbreak and is understood to have had underlying health issues. There are now 41 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease with the number of suspected cases standing at 48. The outbreak is believed to have been caused by a cooling tower but the exact source has not been identified and investigations continue.

 

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