Legionnaires' cases in Stoke

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.

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New case of Legionnaires' disease

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.

Legionnaires disease: Eight in hospital

Eight patients are now in hospital after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

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.

– A spokesman for University Hospital of North Staffordshire

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.

– A spokesman for Glenfield hospital, Leicester

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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

Three men in their 70s among the Legionnaire's victims

Seven people are being treated in hospital with Legionnaires' disease in Stoke-on-Trent.

The patients range in age from their late 40s - 75 years old:

  • A man in his 40s
  • A woman in her 50s
  • Two men in their 50s
  • Three men in their 70s

Two of the three men in their seventies are said to be in a stable condition. The other patients are all recovering and improving.

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