Legionnaires' Cases

Patients affected by two recent outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, including one in Stoke-on-Trent which claimed the lives of two people, are calling for a public inquiry.

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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.

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