The South Yorkshire Health Protection team has confirmed that a Doncaster resident has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease. Another person has also had the illness and is now recovering.
- Legionnaires' disease is a bacterial disease which may cause pneumonia
- About 350 cases are reported each year in England
- Infection is by breathing in the bacteria in aerosol form from a contaminated water source.
- Over 50s are most at risk