Seven people are being treated in hospital with Legionnaires' disease. The cases are being investigated by public and environmental health experts, including the Health Protection Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the NHS.
The age range of the patients, who are being treated at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, is from late 40s - 75 years old:
- A man in his 40s
- A woman in her 50s
- Two men in their 50s
- Three men in their 70s
Two of the three men in their seventies are in a stable condition. The other patients are all recovering and improving.
The Health Protection Agency is also investigating two cases identified in early summer as being possibly linked to the current cluster.