Tuesday, 12 June 2012

80 Cases of Legionella in an Outbreak in Scotland - and Rising!

New news from Scottish health officials telling of a legionella outbreak in the south-west of Edinburgh has seen an increase in the total number of confirmed cases -

Of those cases of the disease being treated in hospital, 15 are in intensive care and 27 are in general wards. A total of 16 cases are being treated in the community, 16 have been discharged from hospital. So far one man has died, named locally as 56-year-old Robert Air, from Seafield in Edinburgh.

The Health and Safety Executive and Edinburgh City Council are continuing their investigations into the possible source of the outbreak.

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