Another case of Legionnaires' Disease

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

Another case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent following an outbreak in the city thought to be linked to a hot tub.

The Health Protection Agency said the latest case brings the total to 21. The patient, who is being treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, is a man in his 70s.

Two patients being treated for the disease since the spate of illnesses began in the middle of July have died.

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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.