Legionnaires' outbreak probe urged

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

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Stoke-on-Trent Legionnaires victims rise to 19

Source of Legionnaires' outbreak believed to be JTF Discount Warehouse in Stoke Credit: ITV Central

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires disease in Stoke-on-Trent has risen to 19.

One person has died and nine others are being treated in hospital.

University Hospital of North Staffordshire where nine people are being treated for Legionnaires' Disease Credit: ITV Central

The Staffordshire Cluster of Primary Care Trusts say a hot tub display at the JTF Mega discount store in Fenton, Stoke On Trent is the probable source of the disease.

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Health officials: No new cases of Legionnaires' disease in Stoke-on-Trent

Staff at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire say there are no new cases of Legionnaires' Disease to report in Stoke-on-Trent today.

The total number of cases remains at 16.

Eight patients remain in hospital and all are in a stable or improving condition. Three patients were well enough to go home today and have been discharged.”

– University Hospital of North Staffordshire spokesperson

A patient who was transferred to Leicester's Glenfield Hospital treatment remains there in a critical but stable condition.

Health officials await details of Legionnaires' death

Health officials are awaiting details of the cause of death of a patient suffering from Legionnaires' disease.

No further details were released about the person who died.

The patient was among 16 confirmed cases in the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

11 patients, all in their late 40s to mid 70s, are currently being treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for the disease.

Staff at the hospital say three patients have been discharged. Another is being treated at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.


Legionnaires' disease patient dies in Stoke-on-Trent

University hospital of North Staffordshire Credit: ITV Central

A patient who was suffering from Legionnaires' has become the first to die from the disease since the outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent.

The overall confirmed cases in the city has risen to 16, with 11 patients currently being treated for the disease - all in their late 40s to mid 70s.

Further information will be available following the cause of death issued by a coroner.

A spokesperson for Glenfield Hospital, Leicester said: “We are treating a patient transferred from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, confirmed with Legionnaires’ Disease who is in a critical but stable condition.”

Legionnaires' Disease count rises to 15

A further four people are being treated in hospital for Legionnaires' Disease in Stoke-on-Trent, bringing the total number affected to 15 - with 13 of them at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said those affected are aged between their 40s and 70s.

The number of confirmed cases has been steadily rising since news of the outbreak on Tuesday.

One patient is in a critical condition and is being treated at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

More outbreaks of Legionnaires' in Stoke-on-Trent

Two more cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent with one patient in a critical condition. It means 11 people have contracted the illness, which health experts believe came from the same unknown source.

All of those affected are aged between their forties and seventies. Eleven people are being treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire but the outbreak isn't connected to the hospital.

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