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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 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.”

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