1. ITV Report

Legionnaires' patients call for inquiry

People who contracted Legionnaires' disease earlier this year are calling for a public inquiry in the aftermath of a fatal outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent.

The patients are seeking answers over what went wrong and have instructed law firm Irwin Mitchell, a spokesman said.

Two people died in Stoke-on-Trent following an outbreak thought to be linked to a hot tub.

These plans to prevent further outbreaks of the illness have failed and since 2005 the number of reported cases of Legionnaires' disease in England and Wales has been at around 350-400 cases per year. This is an unacceptably high figure bearing in mind how simple it is to eliminate the risk of infection.

– Clive Garner, illness expert at Irwin Mitchell

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