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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Stoke Legionnaires' outbreak 'over'

The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Stoke-on-Trent that resulted in 21 cases and two deaths has been declared over by public health experts from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Of the two patients in hospital, one is due to be discharged today.

The second is improving and has been transferred from critical care to a ward.

It is 25 days since the probable source - a hot tub on display at JTF Warehouse in Fenton - was decommissioned and health experts no longer expect to see cases associated with this outbreak.

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